The slightly mournful face of what some might consider Illinois' Statue of Liberty has weathered its 102 years remarkably well. It's a focal point of the Eternal Indian, a 50-foot statue that towers over the Rock River about 100 miles west of Chicago.
But the body is so deteriorated that a flip of the finger can loosen chunks of its concrete surface. Deep cracks and gaping pock marks are spread throughout the statue.
Now, as winter looms, Frank and Charron Rausa have less concern about whether the beloved figure is eternal.