Do you want to impact your community? Do you want to play a role in changing and improving people’s lives? Can you imagine living in beautiful Starved Rock Country, a vibrant resort area attracting visitors from all over the country and beyond? Comprised of Grundy, LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam and Marshall counties, the entire Illinois River Valley offers a rich history that rivals any other region in the Midwest. Starved Rock Country boasts substantial historical significance dating back as far as 1858 when Abraham Lincoln debated Stephen Douglas in Ottawa to earn a seat in the US Senate. The historic I & M Canal Trail still thrives today featuring more than sixty miles of trails for hiking, biking, and snowmobiling. The Illinois, Fox and Vermilion Rivers provide stunning scenery and great opportunities for an array of water sports.