Rock River http://northernpublicradio.org en Redness, foam in area rivers rare but OK http://northernpublicradio.org/post/redness-foam-area-rivers-rare-ok <p>If you&rsquo;ve been worried about foam and a red cast in some of the branches of the Kishwaukee and Rock Rivers,you can relax.</p><p>It is not, according to the <a href="http://www.epa.state.il.us/">Illinois EPA</a>, due to some unreported industrial or agricultural release. The EPA says investigations have determined that these are rare but natural occurrences. In this case, weather and water conditions in northwestern Illinois have been just right to promote growth of a particular type of algae.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:25:36 +0000 Victor Yehling 14055 at http://northernpublicradio.org Grand Detour celebrates history in cemetery http://northernpublicradio.org/post/grand-detour-celebrates-history-cemetery <p>hGrand Detour, Illinois&nbsp;is located near&nbsp;the Rock River, northeast of Dixon. It is the site where John&nbsp;Deere invented the first successful steel plow. It was also home to&nbsp;Myron Strong, a&nbsp;direct descendent of Mayflower passenger Miles Standish.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 13119 at http://northernpublicradio.org Grand Detour celebrates history in cemetery