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  • The Legend of the Guardian Bell

    The Legend Long ago, on a chilly December night, an old crusty biker was returning from his trip to Mexico with his saddlebags filled with trinkets and toys for the children at a group home where he worked. As he rode along the twisted roads that evening, he thought to himself how lucky he had… Read More

  • A Brief History of Utica, Illinois

    The original village of Utica grew along the north bank of the Illinois River near the site of the Native American village of the Kaskaskia. At one time, the town was named Science, Illinois, however, with the construction of the Illinois-Michigan Canal in the 1830s and the regular river flooding, businesses and residents relocated closer… Read More

  • Top 10 Camping Essentials

    There are more than a dozen options for camping sites in LaSalle County. No matter which one you choose, having the essentials for your camping trip is paramount. The following is a list of the Top 10 Camping Essentials: 1) Sun Protection – This includes sunblock, hats, eye wear and appropriate clothing. The sun’s UV rays can cause severe burns for sensitive skin and prolonged exposure… Read More

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