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22LEGACY22x1cBackin1998whenwetookoverthecafandtherestofthebusinessesatLakeShabbonaweneedednancingandIreallydidnx19thaveawholelotofbusinessexperience.WeknewGusGrabbeofResourceBankandheknewus.Gusreallygotexcitedabouttheproject.Hehelpedtalkmeintodoingit.Hewasmyrighthandguytogeteverythinggoing.Wex19vebeenwithResourceBanksincedayone.SoabigthankyougoesouttoResourceBank.x1dx1cItx19sde7nitelythebestlakeinIllinoisfor7shingthankstotheirstockingefforts.Therex19severyspeciesinthelakeyoucanthinkofandtheyx19reallbigx1dsaysClint.Anditseemsthatthe7shmaynotbetheonlybigcatchinthelake.AccordingtoDennythereisrumoredtobe80000worthofsilverburiedbeneaththelakebottom.x1cBackin1965therewasasilverheistinChicago.ThebadguysputthesilveronatruckheadedouttowardsIowaonUS30.TheywerejustoutsideShabbonawhenthetruckbrokedown.Theydidnx19twanttoleavethesilverontheirtruckwhentheycalledthetowtrucksotheyunloadedthesilverandburieditbyabendinthecreeksotheycould7nditagainlater.ThetowingguyshauledthetruckintoShabbonaandrepaireditwithoutrealizingwhosetruckitwas.ButtheFBIwasalertedthatthetruckhadbeenseeninShabbona.Theycaughtthebadguysbutthecrookswouldnx19tsaywheretheyburiedthesilver.Thestoryisthattheyplannedtodotheirtimeandcomebacktogetthesilverlater.Littledidtheyknowthatwhiletheyweredoingtheirtenyearstheirsilverwasgoingunder30feetofwater.NobodyhasgonelookingforitthatIknowofbuttheboaterschecktheiranchorswhentheybringthemupx1dsaysDenny.ThankstotheSandsfamilysomeoftheparkx19streasuresaremoreaccessiblethantherumoredstashofsilver.InPokanokax19sCaftheyhaveondisplayawealthofNativeAmericanartifactssuchasarrowheadsandaxeheadsaswellashistoricportraitsandphotographsincludingtheonlyknownphotographofChiefShabbonax19swifewhichtheSandsobtainedfromtheChicagoHistoricalSociety.ThemostimpressiveitemaswellasapersonalfavoriteoftheSandsfamilyisan1899chalkdrawingofChiefShabbona.x1cIthangsoverthe7replaceinthecaf.Itx19soneofakind.Itx19sgottheoriginalframegoldwithnativegrassesandfernsfromIllinoisx1dsaysKathy.ThechalkdrawingofChiefShabbonahasaninterestinghistory.Backinthe19thcenturyafamilybythenameofHollenbeckhadbeenrescuedbyChiefShabbonawhenhealertedthemtoanimpendingraidontheirfarmbyChiefBlackhawkallowingthemto