Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of our region and continues to influence its culture. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue.

A Bride’s Inside Guide to Local Venues

Of all the components that comprise a wedding ceremony and reception, few are as important – or as challenging to schedule – as the venue. Whether you dream of a Midwest destination or a hometown setting, these are some top options.

Nooks & Crannies, Summer-Fall Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

The Goldmoor Inn: A Relaxing Escape into Nature

The Goldmoor Inn encourages a peaceful retreat into spacious accommodations – most of which overlook the Mississippi River. Discover the stunning views, fine dining and other luxuries that await.

Nooks & Crannies, Spring/Summer Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Goldmoor Inn Restaurant: Galena Treasure Keeps Its Eye on the Details

This upscale, fine dining restaurant serves both overnight guests and the general public. Take advantage of the stunning views while you dine and enjoy a classic dish that’s been a staple on the menu for nearly 30 years.

7 Luxurious Winter Retreats

Are you in the mood for a weekend getaway with plenty of luxury? Check out a few places in our region that’ll help you live like royalty this winter.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Holiday/Winter Edition

A great weekend’s journey isn’t so far away. Here are some excellent places to visit.

Northwest Illinois Scenic Art Loop Highlights Regional Talent

Take in the talent of local artists by traveling this self-guided tour. You’ll stop at art studios, galleries, shops, wineries, craft breweries and restaurants along the way.

5 Authentic Midwestern Vacations

These warm months offer a fleeting, but meaningful, time to make the most of the Midwest’s best assets. Great food raised locally, still waters calming our souls, rustic retreats to lay our heads – are you already dreaming?