Your Illinois Getaway In Real Life

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100 miles due west of Chicago lie the rolling hills, old growth forests and the pristine rivers of the Blackhawk Waterways in Northwest Illinois. With its quaint cabins and darling bed & breakfasts, it's the perfect weekend getaway in Illinois. Every mile is steeped in history, surrounded by outdoor beauty and dotted with charming villages. The Blackhawk Waterways is what your vacation getaway looks like...
In Real Life.

Welcome to the Blackhawk Waterways in Northwest Illinois

Welcome to the Blackhawk Waterways in Northwest Illinois

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  • Untouched by Time | The Dillon Home

    September 10, 2020
    A pre-Civil War era home of historical significance in Sterling  The home was originally built in 1858 for Civil War Brigadier General, Edward Needles Kirk. The Kirks had plans to raise a large family in the home, but when Edward died from a wound sustained at the Battle of Stone’s…
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