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"Travels with Darley" visits the Heritage Corridor

07/02/2024 by  
In 2016, Darley Newman brought her award-winning PBS program, Travels with Darley, to the Heritage Corridor region for two episodes of Season 2, "Illinois: Route 66 & Midewin" and "Illinois: Ottawa & Beyond." Both episodes are available on Am...READ MORE

What To Do When It Rains in Starved Rock

06/06/2024 by  
You're all set for day of hiking through beautiful Starved Rock State Park, but then the skies open up and the rains come down.  You check the weather, and it doesn't look like the sun will come back out. Your day isn't over!  There is still a lot of...READ MORE


Lemont Sunset Soirees 2024

06/05/2024 by  
Sunset Soiree FREE Concert Series Thursdays,  7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Downtown Lemont - Stephen Street Free concert series! Join us in downtown Lemont on Stephen Street.  Bring your blankets & chairs for free open seating.  Seating opens at 6:00 p.m.,...READ MORE

Rails, Trails, and Ales: Discover the Ultimate Weekend Adventure with Metra’s Special Saturday Schedule

06/05/2024 by  
This fall, Metra is offering a special Saturday service on its Heritage Corridor Line, running from September 9 through October 14. With three round-trip trains each Saturday, equipped with Metra’s new bike cars, passengers have easy access to bike and running paths, c...READ MORE


Route 66 Journeys on Screen: Travels with Darley and Samantha Brown's Places to Love

05/10/2024 by  
Travels with Darley In 2016, Darley Newman brought her award-winning PBS program, Travels with Darley, to the Heritage Corridor region for two episodes of Season 2, "Illinois: Route 66 & Midewin" and "Illinois: Ottawa & Beyond." Both episo...READ MORE

Starved Rock Country Welcome Center & Illinois Made Gift Shoppe

05/03/2024 by  
    Featuring gifts from Illinois artisans, makers and attractions. 248 W. Canal Street, North Utica, IL   Open 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every day!   Featuring items from makers in the Illinois Made program:   Fine Field Potte...READ MORE


Weekly Beer Releases

Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Beer Releases: Week of May 3, 2024

05/03/2024 by  
  Want to get these updates in your email?  Sign up for the Ale Trail newsletter.     Beer Releases & Tap Takeovers   Thursday, May 2  Fabled Orchards Blueberry  Noon Whistle Brewing (Nape...READ MORE

Morris, IL - Rock the Block - Concerts

04/22/2024 by  
June 23rd - Next Thing Smokin’ July 28th - Snapshot August 25th - Libido Funk Circus    ...READ MORE


Lockport Restaurant Week 2024

03/06/2024 by  
Indulge your taste buds during the culinary extravaganza of Lockport Restaurant Week (LRW)! Join us for two weeks of gourmet delight as we celebrate the diverse flavors of Lockport's vibrant restaurant scene. Savor the exquisite creations of Lockport's chefs with spe...READ MORE

St. Patrick's Day Events 2024

02/27/2024 by  
St. Patrick's Day is a fantastic time for fun events! From lively parades and street festivals to pub crawls and Irish dance performances, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're exploring cultural exhibitions, trying your luck at themed games and...READ MORE


La Salle's Millstone Bakery featured on PBS

02/23/2024 by  
Millstone Bakery featured on PBS show "You Gotta See This!": Customers come from Chicago and beyond to a lively bakery that is helping revitalize La Salle. Kent & Erin started Millstone in 2022. They wanted to create a new destination for Downtown La Salle -...READ MORE

Eagle Watch Weekend 2024

01/17/2024 by  
Eagle Watch Weekend January 27 & 28, 2024 Events set to take place at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center have been moved to the GYM at the Utica Village Hall. Events planned for Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center have been moved to Starved Rock Lodge, except...READ MORE


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Scenes from the Corridor