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You don’t have to travel to Italy to enjoy an authentic meal with award-winning wines. At this Batavia extension of the beloved winery, the menu is bursting with Italian flavors. ...

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The new year is in full swing, and so is all the snow and cold that comes with a Midwestern winter. Make the most of it all with some of the best ways to get out and play. ...

Looking for a winter escape close to home? Ditch the hotel reservations and find a bed-and-breakfast, where amenities flourish and no two stays are ever the same. ...

For four years, their work was halted by the pandemic. Now, as Raue Center’s in-house theater crew prepares to relaunch, their work seems more relevant than ever. ...

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The leaders behind Rockford’s newest fine dining establishment are on a mission to elevate the local culinary scene. They’re starting with a lifetime of experience and focus on detail. ...