Not only is the Illinois & Michigan Canal an enormous engeneering feet, it is also the reason for the placement of Ottawa, Illinois in Starved Rock Country and Chicago. Our tours will tell you all about this amazing feature of the area.
Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas
On August 21, 1858 the first of "The Great Debates" was held in Ottawa, Illinois. This wasn't the first or last time Honest Abe came to Ottawa. See the sites and hear the lore about Abe's journeys to Starved Rock Country.
Charlie Ford, 1891
Guilty or innocent? Ottawa has never seen a more brutal, violent murder. Hear the facts and then you be the judge.
The Flag of Ottawa, Illinois
Our flag embodies the past present and future of Ottawa and Starved Rock Country. We are so proud of our flag that we bought our O-Town Cruisers to match the colors represented in it.