Major Renovations at Jarrett Prairie Center

There are plenty of new experiences awaiting at Jarrett Prairie Center. Learn what you can see, touch and experience at this award-winning museum.

Teeing Up for the Future

A sea of changes is slowly transforming this most traditional of games. We caught up with some of the area’s top golf pros to see how new technologies and audiences are shaping our local courses, and how they’re adapting with the times.

25 Local People Who Inspire

Meet 25 individuals who have inspired others around them on the road to success. These stories of extraordinary courage, vision and passion present a powerful reminder of the transformations happening all around our region

Costa’s Pizzeria and Ristorante: Where Life is Rooted in Food and Family

Food and family are only part of what makes this comfy Italian joint in Byron, Ill., a favorite for many loyal diners, who flock toward homegrown dishes, succulent steaks and…
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Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.

Become an Amateur Astronomer

You don’t need to own a fancy telescope to view the stars, planets and comets in outerspace. Learn where several local observatories reside – each offering opportunities to view the night sky in all its splendor.

An Iron Horse Takes the Galena-Chicago Stagecoach Trail

Join retired college professor Mark Schwendau and his wife, Karen, as they travel a former stagecoach trail by motorcycle and note interesting landmarks in each community along the way.

Wedding Stories: Dreamy Wedding Backdrops

We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.”

Genuine Northwest, Summer-Fall Edition

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

Smart Living Weekly – June 28, 2017

  Byronfest: Big Fun in a Small Town Right in Our Region: Showcasing a small town in a big way is what ByronFest is all about. The annual music festival…
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