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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...
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John Deere

Historic Site

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photo: Jack Hughes

Mississippi Palisades

State Park

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photo: Jack Hughes

Nachusa Grasslands

Bison Herd

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De Immigrant Windmill

working windmill

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RRRMC Annual Fall Motorcycle Hill Climb

Sunday, Sep. 19, 2021 11:00 am until Sunday, Sep. 19, 2021 7:00 pm
RRRMC Annual Fall Motorcycle Hill Climb

RRRMC Annual Fall Motorcycle Hill Climb
Sunday, Sept 19th • 11 am - 7 pm

Sunday, Sept. 19th the Rock River Riders Motorcycle Club will hold their  Annual Fall Motorcycle Hill Climb at the track located on Pines Rd across from White Pines Resort between Polo & Oregon. Hours are 11 am to 4 pm and admission is $15 with ages 12 and under free. Pack a cooler and get ready for two-wheel entertainment watching some of the best riders in the Midwest.  Feel free to bring a cooler but concessions will be available.  No pets, please. 

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    November 28, 2022
    Summer had to end The summer of 2022 was enjoyable around here, and the fall was fabulous. Enjoying the outdoors with friends and family is addictive. It doesn't have to end when our furnaces start to growl. Many people don't think of northwest Illinois as a winter vacation destination, but…
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