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Cyclists on the Illinois & Michigan National Heritage Corridor Trail in Willow Springs, Illinois.

As I noted this morning in this space , today is the anniversary of President Reagan signing the legislation creating Illinois and Mich.

Lock 16 on the Illinois & Michigan Canal in LaSalle, Illinois.

I&M Canal NHC at 30: Wild Bill Hickok

Exactly what does Wild Bill Hickok have to do with the Illinois & Michigan Canal and my series honoring the anniversary of Ronald Reaga.

The Illinois & Michigan State Trail in Marseilles, Illinois.

I&M Canal NHC at 30: Marseilles

Continuing west on the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor we reach Marseilles.

The I&M Canal at Lock 16 in LaSalle, Illinois, near the end of the waterway.

I&M Canal NHC at 30: LaSalle

This is the penultimate post of my Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor at 30 series. LaSalle is the site of the final loc.

A with fall colors just emerging at Matthiessen State Park.

I&M Canal NHC at 30: Matthiessen State Park--Dells Area

South of Starved Rock State Park on Illinois Route 178 is Matthiessen State Park , which consists of two units, the Dells Area and the River.

Vermilion River at Matthiessen State Park near Oglesby, Illinois

I&M Canal NHC at 30: Matthiessen State Park--River Area

My next post in my Illinois & Michigan National Heritage Corridor series will have a canal pic.

Purple Mountain, Nanjing, China

In early October I drove, mostly on US Route through the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Corridor.

Towpath--Hennepin Feeder Canal, Whiteside County, Illinois.

Ronald Reagan Trail: Hennepin Feeder Canal

Hennepin Canal from Ill. Route facing north Although it's not officially part of the Ronald Reagan Trail, I feel the Hennepin Feed.

A small plaza with a couple of benches at the end of the Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail in Peru

I&M Canal NHC at 30: Conclusion, the canal meets the river

In early October I drove, mostly on US Route through the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Corridor.

A dry Illinois & Michigan Canal at Gebhard Woods State Park Morris

I&M Canal NHC at 30: Morris

US Route 6 near Morris Moving west along the Illinois & Michigan Canal--and US Route next town is Morris, the seat of Grundy Count.

Starved Rock

I&M Canal NHC at 30: Starved Rock State Park--the Rock

Once again the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor at 30 series finds us on the south bank of the Illinois River, although .

DuPage River in Channahon, Illinois

I&M Canal NHC at 30: Channahon State Park

I&M Canal Passage at Channahon This year marks the anniversary of the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor.

The Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail at William G. Stratton State Park in Morris.

I&M Canal NHC at 30: Morris

US Route 6 near Morris Moving west along the Illinois & Michigan Canal--and US Route next town is Morris, the seat of Grundy Count.

The Illinois River viewed from Starved Rock.

I&M Canal NHC at 30: Starved Rock State Park--the Rock

Once again the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor at 30 series finds us on the south bank of the Illinois River, although .

Sag Valley Trail gravel path at Cap Sauers Holdings Forest Preserve in Palos Park, Illinois

(Photos) The most remote place in Cook County, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois is America's second-most populous county. But there are some respites from the sprawl, such as Cap Sauers Holding Natu.

The Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail in Ottawa

I&M NHC at 30: Ottawa

Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail, Ottawa, IL Here are few entences from an ABC 7 Chicago article about Illinois & Michigan State T.