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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. 

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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.