Since it was settled more than a century ago, the shore of Bangs Lake has lured Chicagoans looking for a summer escape. Wauconda has changed plenty, but one things remains constant: the allure of the lakefront.
In the days before television, radio and internet, McHenry County residents learned about current events and national trends during the annual Chautauqua. Discover why the Chautauqua at one time was the celebration of the summer.
‘Roughing it’ in the woods typically means spending a night on the hard ground – but it doesn’t have to, anymore. Explore these seven unique places where you can reconnect with the land, according to your style.
In addition to an ever-growing lineup of top-notch entertainment, the Raue Center for the Arts engages its Crystal Lake neighbors through employment, volunteerism and economic strength.
Satisfy your sweet tooth this season with a trip to the local confectioner. We explore six must-see stops and some of their signature treats.
If you want it, homebuilders can create it. Find out the many ways in which designers can add pizazz to your abode, and learn what add-ons are gaining popular among buyers.
Mental illness is curable and treatment goes beyond medication. Discover some of the latest breakthroughs in treatment and how they promise new, effective treatments for mental and behavioral illnesses.
We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.”
Get an inside glimpse into one of Elgin’s oldest neighborhoods and its cozy residences, many of which have been lovingly restored over the past few decades.
You don’t need to travel far to have a fun summer vacation. These four destinations known for their watery attractions are just a day trip away.
Identity thieves are hitting more than your credit score. So, how do you protect yourself in the Information Age? Brian Conroy, of Savant Capital Management, offers a few tips for outsmarting thieves.
Real estate market growth is returning to many corners of the region, but it’s especially strong in Elgin, where new homes and commercial properties are rising at one of the fastest rates in Illinois.