Oregon Winter Preservation For Oregon Black Hawk Statue Resumes By Andrew Epstein • Nov 28, 2014 Guy Stephens / WNIJ Seasonal wrapping of “The Eternal Indian” statue near Oregon, Ill., will resume within a few days. The century-old statue near Oregon Illinois has been deteriorating for decades. Oregon Adds Sculptures To Build On Art Tradition By Jenna Dooley • Feb 12, 2013 Jenna Dooley/pixlr / WNIJ We continue our occasional series “Community Close-Up” in Oregon, Illinois. For the past nine years: large sculptures have been popping up around town. They are part of a decade-long effort to expand the city’s tradition of art.