[For The Times | Steve Stout]
Jim Nicholson, of Joliet, enjoys a heaping spoonful of Burgoo before the pioneer stew was sold out early Sunday, disappointing late arrivals to the Utica festival. Nicholson praised the burgoo as "excellent, with a good spice to it." The Burgoo festival is the annual major fundraiser for the La Salle County Historical Society and its award-winning Utica Museum. The festival featured hundreds of craft and food vendor booths, welcoming thousands of visitors.