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Repairs at QC Historic Site


Repair work is scheduled to begin Friday at the Campbell's Island State Historic Site. 

The Illinois Department of Transportation says, weather permitting, Valley Construction will repair the sidewalks and re-seal the parking lot.

The cost of the project is 34,000 dollars, and it should be completed by the first week of July.

According to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, the monument and site commemorate a battle in the War of 1812. On July 19, 1814, a pro-British band of Sauk Indians led by Black Hawk attacked a force of US soldiers under the command of Lieutenant John Campbell. The Americans were defeated, and lost sixteen lives.
It was dedicated in 1908.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.