Country Church/City Church

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

Dream Destinations for Your Big Day

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

Island Dreams: Maximize Your Central Kitchen

The kitchen island comes in many shapes and sizes, and makes an oasis for our busy kitchens. Here are some things to remember for creating your dream island.

Summer Fashion: Veils & Trails

Wedding season is upon us! Whether you’re a beautiful bride, a classy bridesmaid or a happy guest, these styles are sure to put you in the wedding mood.

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.

Success Story: Northern Illinois Vein Clinic

Meet a doctor who combined his own family’s medical experiences and an interest in new technologies to create a new solution to unsightly — and often unhealthy — varicose veins.

Woodbine Bend Restaurant and Bar

Unique fare, old favorites.
Woodbine Bend Golf Course, 3500 E. Center Rd., Stockton, Ill.
(815) 858-3939

Courtyard Restaurant in DeSoto House Hotel

230 S. Main St., Galena, Ill.
(815) 777-0090
Breakfast, Lunch

Revisiting Pre-Planned vs. Pre-Funded Funerals

Do you currently have pre-planned, or pre-funded funeral arrangements? Scott Olson, of Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, points out some of the benefits and challenges that come with planning ahead.

Nooks & Crannies

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.