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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.

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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Flags in the Air - a Skydivers Tribute to 9/11

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 9:00 am until Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 5:00 pm
Flags in the Air - a Skydivers Tribute to 9/11

Flags in the Air - a Skydivers Tribute to 9/11
Chicagoland Skydiving Center ~ Rochelle
Sat, Sept 11th 9 am - 5 pm

Chicagoland Skydiving Center, along with many dropzones across America, will be participating in Flags in the Air - a Skydivers Tribute to 9/11. In honor and remembrance, please show your support and wear any Red, White, and Blue clothing that you may have.

CSC invites law enforcement personnel, firefighters, medical first responders, and veterans to our dropzone on September 11th.

This is an all-day event and around 5pm we will provide an aerial show in your honor and to honor those who gave their lives on that day.

This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. Of the 2,977 victims killed in the September 11 attacks, 412 were emergency workers in New York City who responded to the World Trade Center.

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  • Winter Fun in the Blackhawk Waterways

    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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