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.

101 ‘Buy Local’ Holiday Gift Ideas

Think it’s too hard to find locally owned stores to buy from? We respectfully disagree. Not only is “shopping local” good for our local economy, it’s a lot more fun than getting trampled at a big-box store. Janine Pumilia discovers dozens of great destinations.

Nooks & Crannies, Holiday Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Dreamy Wedding Destinations

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.”

Genuine Northwest, Winter 2013

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

Lee & Ogle Counties: When We Were the West

Sure, you know about the Wild West of the Gold Rush, but long before that, settlers found plenty of adventure here, in Illinois. Janine Pumilia explores how our area developed when only animals and flatboats carried goods across the river.

Janine’s Journal: Write Down Your Life Stories!

During the writing process, we inevitably meet some fascinating people. Just imagine if these people, and our famous historical figures, hadn’t preserved their life stories.