This spring, local boxer Alex Mazzarisi of Sterling has his sights on gold at the upcoming Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Cicero, IL. The Golden Gloves tournament is the most revered amateur boxing tournament in the United States.
With more superhero films, like Morbius and Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and family films like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and The Bad Guys coming out in the next few months, there is a definite hope for theaters to recover from this devastating pandemic.
Believe it or not, what some may see as just a field of tall and unruly grasses and weeds along IL Route 2 is actually a 30+ year old prairie recreation. Founded by Biology Professor Zollie Hall in the 1980s, the Sauk Prairie has been developing and expanding since the day its first seed was scattered, and now we have a diverse prairie with over 50 different plant species and numerous birds, small mammals, butterflies, bees, and other insects.