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.

Protecting Young Athletes at Monroe Clinic

Our young athletes face the possibility of a number of traumatic injuries while playing sports. Learn how a local health system is helping them to recover quickly — and safely — from sports-related trauma.

Ristoranté Brissago: ‘The Next Best Thing’ to Dining in Italy

This high-class restaurant at Grand Geneva Resort goes out of its way to bring an authentic taste of Italy. Meet the culinary brains behind this operation, and savor some delicious dishes.

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.

This TV News Anchor is A Model of Success

This former Miss Wisconsin USA is making a big career change, stepping up in the news business. Meet this lively young reporter and learn how she’s a model, at work and at play.

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.

Waterfront Restaurant and Bar

The Abbey Resort and Fontana Spa, Fontana, Wis.
(262) 275-1815

Cartunes Grill & Bar

Casual/American. Local, fresh burgers, steaks, sandwiches; homemade potato chips, onion rings, soups; seafood, chicken, ribs; salads.
2640 Prairie Ave., Beloit, Wis.
(608) 362-3362
Lunch, Dinner

Baumgartner’s Cheese Store & Tavern

Pub/Deli. Wisconsin cheese, deli sandwiches, locally brewed beer.
1023 16th Ave., Monroe, Wis.
(608) 325-6157
Lunch, Dinner

Nooks & Crannies

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.