Restaurant Profile: Maxson Restaurant & Riverboat Returns

The “Pride of Oregon” and one of the Rock River’s most popular dining attractions is forging ahead, as its new owners continue to improve this local landmark.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion plays a major role in the culture of our Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.

Wedding Stories: Dreamy Wedding Backdrops

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

Janine’s Journal: Day Trippin’ with Dogs

Summer’s all about making memories with family, friends, and in this case, furry friends. Travel with managing editor Janine Pumilia, as she explores our region with those she loves most.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and opportunities happening among our region’s manufacturers.

2015 Guide to Senior Living Communities

One of the most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. Explore some of our area’s top communities for senior living.

Nooks & Crannies, Fall Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Smart Living Weekly – September 24, 2014

  44th Annual Autumn on Parade Right in Our Region: High above the Rock River, the famous Blackhawk Statue will watch over Oregon, Ill., during Autumn on Parade, the annual…
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Smart Living Weekly – July 9, 2014

  Oregon Trail Days Celebrates Success Right in Our Region: On July 19-20, sharpshooters, whip-crackers, American Indians, mountain men, voyageurs and other pioneer characters will inhabit Lowden State Park in…
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Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.