“Superb photography and use of infographics elevate this package of diverse and well-written stories that bring the Illinois River to life.”

“Probably the hardest part of any commemorative edition is trying to create an attractive package using black-and-white historical photos for the most part. Mission accomplished. And then some. This is a standout not only for fine feature stories and unique angles, but for its cohesive presentation that drives the reader through to the very last page.”

“Remarkable and comprehensive achievement for a small-town newspaper with limited resources; kudos for tackling such an important issue.”