Come visit Liverpool Riverfront in Liverpool, IL
The community of Liverpool was founded in 1836 as a commodity loading site for Illinois River freight boats destined for markets in Chicago to the north and St. Louis to the south. Prior to the construction of a levee system on the river, Liverpool was basically situated on an island, with the Illinois River on the south and east, and flooded backwater lands to the north and west. Amid bountiful fish and waterfowl habitat, Liverpool was also known for its angling and hunting guides. Chicago’s infamous Al Capone owned a vacation home in Liverpool which he used for fishing and hunting trips.