End of the trail for Canal Connection | News – LaSalle News Tribune

End of the trail for Canal Connection | News  LaSalle News Tribune

The work starts in February. It takes more than eight months to get everything ready — from permits to bus contracts to food arrangements.

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Canal Connection participants run along the towpath along the Illinois and Michigan Canal during a past race. The annual 10K will end after this year, in part, due to a fee imposed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The fee takes 10% of the gross revenue collected for the race.

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Why is this happening now?

Where does the money go?

Losing on local tourism?

Brett Herrmann can be reached at (815) 220-6933 or svreporter@newstrib.com. Follow him @NT_SpringValley.