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East Dubuque

Introduction East Dubuque has long had a reputation as a wild place, but city leaders have recently taken steps to clean things up—again—by closing the bars a bit earlier. While you probably don’t need to spend a full day here, there are a couple of sights worth visiting. Visitor Information There is an open-air info […]

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Galena

Introduction The oldest city in northern Illinois, Galena was more populous than Chicago at one time and has the infrastructure for a city three times its current population. It has a compact center of well-preserved 19th-century commercial buildings tucked into a narrow river valley; terraces race up the steep hillsides north and west of downtown, […]

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Hanover

Introduction Hanover, the Mallard Capital of the World, is in a picturesque location along the Apple River. The town has a couple of sights worth a stop. Visitor Information Direct your questions about Hanover to the Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (877.464.2536/815.777.3557) or check out the village website. History In 1827, George Charles […]

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