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Starved Rock

Exploring Illinois' Frozen Waterfalls (Part 1)

Tom Gill | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel
Tom Gill

Located in the north central part of Illinois, about 50 miles west of Chicago off Interstate 80, Starved Rock State Park is one of the top tourist destinations in the state. This 2,600-acre park adjacent to the Illinois River boasts 18 sandstone canyons--14 of which have waterfalls during wet seasons. Reduced to only a trickle in early winter, these waterfalls freeze into giant ice columns during the cold weather. Some of the frozen waterfalls reach 80 feet in height, depending upon the depth of the canyon.

Young Bald Eagle Shot, Wounded Near State Park

Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

Conservation police say the juvenile bald eagle found wounded in north central Illinois was shot, in violation of federal law that protects the former...