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.

NWQ Autumn Getaway Guide

A great weekend’s journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area’s excellent places to play. Dubuque, Iowa: Experience Something Old and New Historic charm and fall…
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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.

Elliot Grandia: From Rockford to Rockford

He may have come from Michigan, but this morning show news anchor is finding himself quite at home in the Forest City.

The Rafters: New Brewery, Expanded Menu Debut

The newest attraction at Lena’s favorite highway stop is just the start of a fresh new look.

Refreshing the Look of Your Favorite Spaces

Sometimes, even our favorite rooms need a little sprucing up, and now is a perfect time to hit refresh. Here’s what you need to know about furniture, paint colors and upholstery patterns before planning your next room makeover.

Nooks & Crannies, Holiday Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Nooks & Crannies

Spring 2011 – Check out these unique stores that are well off the beaten path.

Lena Mercantile Co.

101 Railroad St., Lena, Ill.
(815) 369-9955
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Rafters, The

Upscale/Family Dining
9426 W. Wagner Road, Lena, Ill.
(815) 369-5330
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