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Invasive Cougars Reported at Matthiessen State Park Wine Fest

September 21st, 2019
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OGLESBY, IL – This weekend several sightings have been reported to DNR about possible cougars in Matthiessen State Park, many of them arriving in time for Illinois’ biggest wine festival. “We’ve gotten reports and have observed a large group of cougars heading towards the Starved Rock region.” A DNR official to The Cob. “They are […]

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Tourists On Route 71 Drive 5 MPH Nearly Kill Everyone

September 4th, 2017
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STARVED ROCK, IL – Blissfully unaware of the traffic jamming up behind them, Debby and Rich Dennis of Chicago, nearly caused the death of a dozen people as they drove 5 MPH through Starved Rock on Route 71 Sunday afternoon. “This area is just so beautiful, we had to take it in with a slow […]

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60 Degrees: Hipsters Preparing For Trip To Starved Rock To Declare Love Of Hiking

February 16th, 2017
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STARVED ROCK STATE PARK – As 60-degree temperatures move into the Illinois Valley this weekend, young hip city folk are preparing their journeys to Starved Rock State Park where they will declare their love for hiking and vegan hamburgers for all to see. “The pilgrimage of the hipster from the city to the Illinois Valley […]

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Starved Rock State Park Installs Path for Visitors Looking to Fall Off Cliffs

July 5th, 2016
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UTICA, IL – In what is being explained as a cost saving measure, Starved Rock State Park is installing a trail that leads straight off a cliff. Concern citizens questioned the safety of such a trail at a local meeting recently. An IDNR spokesperson reassured questioners that this trail would have complete warning signs as […]