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Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock makes great escape from city

From time to time, we city dwellers need to find little escapes. Luckily Illinois offers many beautiful outposts for adventurous day trips.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Old campground folded into Starved Rock

UTICA, Ill. | Mark McConnaughhay stepped through deep snow to the bluff edge. White-tailed deer darted along the hillside. Two bald eagles roosting in a tree took flight.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am

North Central Illinois town's business district grows

OTTAWA, Ill. | Mike Sutfin remembers his first impression of Ottawa.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am
Environmental Club visits Illinois park to see bald eagles

Environmental Club visits Illinois park to see bald eagles

CROWN POINT | Sixteen students from the St. Mary Catholic Community School’s Environmental Club traveled to Starved Rock State Park in Illinois last month to view the bald eagles living there.

February 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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St. Mary's School Environmental Club views eagles

St. Mary's School Environmental Club views eagles

CROWN POINT | On Jan. 25, 17 students from the St. Mary Catholic Community School’s Environmental club traveled to Starved Rock State Park in Illinois to view the Bald Eagles.

January 30, 2013 1:23 pm Photos

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Concerned Sierra Club to stand up for Starved Rock State Park

More than 100 people are expected to arrive Sunday at scenic Starved Rock State Park in LaSalle County to speak out against Mississippi Sand’s proposed 200-acre mining and processing plant just outside the park.

October 27, 2012 12:00 am

Advocates say sand mine will bring jobs to Illinois

Should job opportunities outweigh environmental concerns? What about during tough economic times?

February 16, 2012 7:45 pm
Proposed sand mine near Starved Rock draws fire

Proposed sand mine near Starved Rock draws fire

OTTAWA, Ill. | Just beyond the rim of Chicago's sprawl, table-flat farmland suddenly gives way to scenic bluffs, canyons and forests where the Illinois River wends its way past ancient sandstone formations.

January 13, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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