From Black Hawk to Lorado Taft

Along the drive south from Rockford along the meandering two-lane [amazon_textlink asin=’0791815641′ text=’Illinois Highway 2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thetravelersway-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0ee5e24b-6f46-11e7-b25b-35dcc999abae’], the scenery recalls a bucolic Midwestern past: miles of prairie and forest interspersed with small towns and farmsteads. Then, a couple of miles north of Oregon, [amazon_textlink asin=’1741799023′ text=’Illinois’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thetravelersway-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2b794137-6f46-11e7-9c0f-47965264aef9′], “The Eternal Indian” …

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Punxsutawney Doppelgänger: Happy Groundhog’s Day

All eyes are on Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (about 84 miles northeast of Pittsburgh) on February 2:  that’s when Punxsutawney Phil, a particularly long-lived groundhog, emerges from his burrow to deliver his prognostications about spring as he has every February 2 for 125 years. But that’s not what moviegoers think about. Instead, thoughts turn to Groundhog Day, the 1993 film. Bill …

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