Chicago’s First Railroad

It was the collaboration between Illinois farmers and Chicago plutocrats that prompted Chicago’s first train to roll down the tracks. Jeffrey J. Meyer explores its local impact and lasting legacy.

Rocky Waters Vineyard/Winery

2003 Hanover Road, Hanover, Ill.
(815) 591-9706
www.rockywaters.com

10 Fun Fall Getaways

Autumn is the perfect time to explore the Midwest, as trees turn vibrant colors, farmers harvest golden fields and cool breezes remind us that we’ll soon be spending a lot of time indoors. Here are 10 quintessential destinations.

Making Medal-Winning Midwestern Wines

The Illinois winemaking scene is slowly coming into its own, and our area includes some impressive displays of talent. Discover some of our local medal-winning wines.

Dream Destinations For Your Wedding 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.”

The Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge

Upscale-Casual/Midwest cuisine
444 Eagle Ridge Dr., Galena
(815) 777-5050

Goldmoor Inn

Fine Dining. Located in a beautiful bed & breakfast. Open to the public five days a week
9001 W. Sand Hill Road, Galena
(800) 255-3925

Goldmoor Inn: Elegant Setting and Fabulous Food With a View

Restaurant Profile: Discover a Galena-area retreat that’s turning heads from the likes of CBS Chicago and Yahoo! Travel – and discover what makes this bed-and-breakfast a dining getaway, too.

Goldmoor Inn

Bed & Breakfast
9001 W. Sand Hill Road, Galena, Ill.
(800) 255- 3925

One Eleven Main

Casual/American. Menu features local-source ingredients.
111 N. Main, Galena
(815) 777-8030