Friday, February 26, 2016

Route 66 Landmark Gemini Giant To Be Sold at Public Auction

The Gemini Giant has welcomed both locals and Route 66 travelers to Wilmington for decades.




On April 8, 2016 at noon, the Gemini Giant will be sold at auction, along with the Launching Pad restaurant.   Bednar Auction Services is conducting the auction and details on the terms of the auction are available here

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Things to do in Will County: See Bison at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie!

Recreation pop quiz:

 Where in Will County can you:
a.) hike next to a restored prairie
b.) view and explore bunkers that housed ammunition produced at the Elwood Ordinance Plant and used in World War II
c.) observe a herd of bison roam a prairie

Any guesses?

Here's a visual clue of the bunkers:

Visual clue of the bison:


Answer: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie!

Midewin is one of Will County's most unique assets.  At over 19, 000 acres, Midewin was created by a land transfer from the Department of the Army to Department of Agriculture.  

For more info and maps, go to the Midewin website.