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Federal Recognition Could Open up a World of Opportunities for the Illinois Waterway

Dan Silverthorn’s dream of bringing the Illinois River up to its full economic potential finally caught a gust of fresh wind in its sails.

Silverthorn is the longtime chairman of the Heart of Illinois Regional Port District. After years of scuttled attempts to get major projects off the ground, the port district went dormant.

Originally published by WCBU on 9/3/21

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