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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Chicago Turns 180: From Frontier Outpost to World-Class City

Dates: Now - Jun. 21, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Category: Education/History
Location: Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th Street, Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: 815-552-4260
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The year 2017 is Chicago's 180th birthday as a city. In 1837, the city of 4,000 people was created to be the transfer point for water transport between the Great Lakes and the new Illinois & Michigan Canal then under construction. After the fire in 1871, Chicago rose from its ashes to become the greatest city of the 19th Century, and became a center of industry and commerce in the 20th Century. Dave Clark, the Windy City Road Warrior, talks about all the changes the city has gone through, and the challenges that it faces now and in the future. For adults, and teens age 13 and up. Registration required.

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Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Utica Business Association
Captain's Cove Bar and Grill
Joliet Slammers Baseball
Village of Gardner

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