I-80 Ottawa Roadhouse

Mobsters. They are everywhere. We know that Chicago seems to be the capital for them here in Illinois. One mobster from Ottawa, John Looney, ran Rock Island. He controlled illegal gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, a protection racket, stolen autos, and extortion in a swathe along the river extending from Missouri to Wisconsin from the early … Continue reading I-80 Ottawa Roadhouse

KASKASKIA HOTEL IN LASALLE, ILLINOIS

"The Hotel Kaskaskia is an iconic Colonial Revival style brick building prominently situated in downtown LaSalle, Illinois.  Designed by Chicago architects Marshall & Fox, whose portfolio includes Chicago icons such as the Drake Hotel and the Blackstone Hotel. "--  Studio GWA. "The Kaskaskia Hotel Group, a group of seven illustrious members of the Illinois Valley … Continue reading KASKASKIA HOTEL IN LASALLE, ILLINOIS

HELL’S HALF ACRE: THE HISTORY OF THE LEGENDARY GHOST TOWN OF CHRISTIAN COUNTY. (1855 TO 1880)

Christian County Genealogical Society

Source: Christian Co., IL. Genealogical & Historical Societies "HELL’S HALF ACRE:  THE HISTORY OF THE LEGENDARY GHOST TOWN OF CHRISTIAN COUNTY.  (1855 TO 1880)             Much speculation has went around present day Christian County about the location, history of and the demise of the village of Half Acre, better known as Hell’s Half Acre.  To the … Continue reading HELL’S HALF ACRE: THE HISTORY OF THE LEGENDARY GHOST TOWN OF CHRISTIAN COUNTY. (1855 TO 1880)

UFO Sighting, Peru Illinois

Occurred: 11/3/2015 20:30 (Entered as: 11/03/15 20:30) Reported: 11/3/2015 7:04:46 PM 19:04 Posted: 11/6/2015 Location: Peru, IL LaSalle County Shape: Fireball Duration:3-4 seconds Illinois Valley green fireball. Standing in backyard with my dog and saw what appeared to be a green fireball with a red tail jet through the sky!!! Traveled east to west...it was … Continue reading UFO Sighting, Peru Illinois

Are there spirits lingering at the old Lithuanian Liberty Cemetery?

Are there spirits lingering at the old Lithuanian Liberty Cemetery? The cemetery has built a reputation for being haunted. Published: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 3:41 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 3:44 p.m. CST By Goldie Currie - gcurrie@bcrnews.com SPRING VALLEY — Located among the twists and turns just outside of Spring Valley, … Continue reading Are there spirits lingering at the old Lithuanian Liberty Cemetery?

Ghost investigators check history Bureau County house

9/11/2015 5:10:00 AM Ghost investigators check history Bureau County house Jennifer Spratt Bureau-Putnam Bureau Chief PRINCETON — Who you gonna call? GhostBusters — or maybe The Extreme Vision Paranormal group, a paranormal research group centered in Northern Illinois for the past six years.   That’s what Ray Wherzyn, who owns a home in rural Selby … Continue reading Ghost investigators check history Bureau County house