Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!


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ChillicotheVisit Lacon - An Illinois River Road Community

Originally called Columbia, Lacon was given its current name in 1836 after a philosophical writing by C.C. Colton. With a bridge connecting the east and west river byway routes, you'll be welcomed with friendly, small town charm and plenty to see and do in this community. Dine in one of Lacon’s many unique restaurants and visit Lacon’s numerous shops. Lacon is home to a marina and boat launch, as well as some of the best eagle viewing and panoramic views around.

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