[For The Times Steve Stout]
Eight year-old Gage Lopez, of Rockford, brought smiles to the crowd watching re-enactments in Utica Saturday during the La Salle County Historical Society's Wild Bill Days. The two-day event celebrated the life and times of James Butler Hickok, one of La Salle County's native sons. Hickok was born in Troy Grove in 1837. Gage performed in several Western skits during the celebration with his sister, Alexis, and father, Julio.