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Kaskaskia comeback a precarious distinction

Mar 9, 2011 7:28:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
KASKASKIA, Ill. — This tiny island town has its quirky distinctions. It's a 300-year-old French settlement that became the state's first capital. A banished lover's curse may be triggering frequent, devastating floods here. And, perhaps most curious, it's the only Illinois municipality west of the Mississippi River.