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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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LIVE MUSIC | Rosbrook Street Fair | Dixon

Saturday, Jun. 11, 2022 3:00 pm until Saturday, Jun. 11, 2022 11:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC | Rosbrook Street Fair | Dixon

There will be dancing in the street.

Rosbrook Studio takes it to the street for their annual Street Fair on June 11, 3-11 p.m. The stage is set near the intersection of Peoria Ave. and 1st St.

Enjoy arts and crafts by local and regional artists and fabulous music all afternoon and into the evening on the Rosbrook street stage. Enjoy food vendors, beverages, and more. The PatiO's patio will be open for patrons to enjoy an adult beverage or two.

Admission, if you choose.

Donations are appreciated at the gate. 


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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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