Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship – and the good work they do – in each issue.

Franklin Grove: History & Beauty on the Lincoln Hwy.

Located on the nation’s earliest transcontinental highway, this quaint hamlet delivers a combination of history, natural landscapes and relaxing retreats.

Lincoln Way Inn

409 N. State Street Franklin Grove, IL 61031 815-456-7700 www.lincolnwayinn.com

Nachusa Grasslands: Where the Bison Now Roam

Thanks to the efforts of countless volunteers, environmentalist and philanthropists, an American icon has been re-introduced to the Prairie State.

Genuine Northwest

Summer 2011 – Discover these unique locations that reflect the genuine character of our region.