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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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Uniting the Rivers: The History of the Illinois Waterway

Dates: Now - Jan. 21, 2018
Times: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Category: Education/History
Location: Canal Corridor Association, 101 E Canal St, Utica, IL 61373
Phone: 8152201848
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The Illinois Waterway, once the skeletal remains of a glacial drainage ditch, has been transformed into an engineering marvel. Discover how this passageway became such an essential link in the economy and continues to draw water and land enthusiasts to its banks.

One water enthusiast, the bald eagle, can be seen year-round but is more predictably viewed in the winter. Learn more about this iconic creature and why so many visit the Illinois Waterway.

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