Featuring the most visited state park in Illinois, the region also boasts numerous historic towns and an abundance of recreational opportunities Angela Accomando Courtesy of Starved Rock Lodge Neatly tucked into pristine country where generations of Native Americans once roamed is one of Illinois’ foremost natural wonders, Starved Rock. Just 100 miles from Chicago, the sandstone cliffs formed by rushing waters during the ice age are the most prominent natural landmark on the upper Illinois...
LOSTANT — December 2015 brought the birth of two beautiful boys for Matt and Trisha Jamison of Lostant. The twins, Everett and Owen, were born healthy — but within the first year, Everett began having seizures. After several doctor appointments and tests, it was determined Everett deals with Dravet syndrome. Trisha explained the disease her baby boy faces and shared her excitement for the inaugural “Seize Hope” fundraiser and awareness walk taking place Saturday, Oct. 13.
Despite rainy weather Saturday, the annual United Way of Eastern La Salle County Labor of Love program weathered the storms. In its 27th year, the volunteer-based home improvement and maintenance effort tackled 27 homes of low-income, sick or disabled homeowners residing in La Salle County. Ottawa and Seneca took center stage with a majority of the major projects, many of which were started before the one-day home repair “blitz” and will continue until work is completed.