Chicago’s First Railroad

The story of Chicago’s first railroad is one of determination by regional leaders to succeed. Find out how a successful collaboration of farmers and businessmen made this debut possible, and how Rockford played a key role.

Exploring Our Northwest, in Dubuque, Galena and Carroll County

It’s remarkable how far from home we feel when vacationing in our tri-state area. Karla Nagy explores the spirit of these historic towns, and the sheer number of interesting activities they offer this summer.

Nooks & Crannies

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

NWQ Getaway Guide: Winter Edition

Our region is filled with exciting destinations, available practically in our backyards! Learn more about these popular getaways.

NWQ’s Third Annual College Guide

The Old Northwest Territory is filled with great institutions for higher learning. NWQ Highlights some of the best around in this annual supplement.

Local Casinos Offer More Than Just a Gamble

Roll up your sleeves and blow on your dice – it’s time to get lucky at our region’s many casino destinations. See a few of them inside.

NWQ Getaway Guide: Winter Edition

The Old Northwest Territory is full of great resort and hotel getaways. Why not explore some of the best in your own backyard?

Create Your Wedding Dreams at Iowa’s ‘Martha Stewart Weddings’ Top Choice

Plan for your winter wedding at this classic boutique hotel, a ‘Martha Stewart Weddings’ top choice that’s been creating wedding dreams for generations.

Caroline’s Restaurant at Hotel Julien Dubuque

Upscale Casual.American cuisine with a twist
200 Main St., Dubuque, Iowa
(563) 588-5595
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Ice Harbor Galley

Dubuque’s only floating restaurant specializing in Mississippi River favorites; salads, sandwiches.
Located on 3rd St., Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa
(563) 583-5726
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