Illinois’ Black Hawk Statue Is Finally Finished
An Illinois landmark known as the Eternal Indian statue is finally complete after years of planning and fundraising. The Rockford Register Star reports the scaffolding surrounding the sculpture, also known as Black Hawk, is being removed and should be taken down within weeks. Restoration efforts paused in 2016 after the conservator and project engineer disagreed over how much of the statue’s exterior concrete skin should be removed. The statue sat under a black tarp for about two years. Workers began erecting the scaffolding in September after repair work was to begin in 2018. An unveiling ceremony is planned for spring.