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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
Undisturbed prairie found along railroad

Undisturbed prairie found along railroad

SHEFFIELD, Ill. | In a narrow strip of ground between the railroad tracks and U.S. 6 lay a rare piece of ground.

October 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos


Ex-Gov. Thompson buys rare carved duck decoy

SPRING VALLEY, Ill. | A century-old wooden duck decoy carved in Bureau Junction went from being forgotten and neglected to becoming a prized possession of former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson.

May 10, 2010 10:15 am
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