Winter Shopping Guide

Where’s the sense of adventure in buying everything online this holiday season? Put down your phone and start planning a shopping experience you can actually enjoy.

Visions of Nature: A Photo Journey with David Olson

His travels take him to some of our continent’s most majestic wilderness in search of elusive wildlife. Explore some of the latest work by this award-winning photographer as you’re transported to the quiet and awesome scenes of our natural world.

A Weekend in Wilmot

Located along Wisconsin’s state line, this quaint community makes for a cozy weekend getaway that’s surprisingly close to home.

Experience Mozart’s Music with the ESO

As it celebrates its 70th season, the ESO turns to the classics of Mozart in its upcoming performance. True to ESO’s mantra, this concert is sure to grab your attention, even if you’ve never been to a classical music concert, you’ll be able to recognize Mozart’s work.

Dining Profile: Elgin’s Plank Road Tap Room

The cozy craft beer hangout on Elgin’s far-west side is gaining fans for its lineup of unique beers and for its new offering: your morning joe.

Is Your Home Properly Prepared For Winter?

The brutal and bitterly cold winter is now upon us, but is your home prepared for the worst this season can bring? Local experts offer tips to keep your home warm and toasty this season.

Cardiac Care That’s More Efficient

In the northwest suburbs of Chicago, cardiac care seems to always be improving. Learn how treatment for heart disease is better now than even a year ago.

Winter Fashion: Chic & Cozy Styles

These are the rich, stylish looks popping up at our local boutiques.

Embracing a New Attitude at The Dole

As new leadership infuses a new energy at Crystal Lake’s arts park, everything is changing in pursuit of a newly inspired mission.

Santa Cruise: A Magical Adventure to Santa’s Hideaway

Why visit Santa in a mall when you can see him in the middle of Geneva Lake? Hop aboard this unique cruise and take an exciting journey to Santa’s hideaway.

What To Know Before You Move to a Senior Community

Before making this life-changing decision, it’s important to do your homework and learn what you can. Find out some of the topics loved ones and their caregivers commonly discuss with these communities.

A 2020 Economic Forecast: Plenty of Optimism with a Touch of Uncertainty

A year filled with economic successes has local leaders feeling optimistic about the months to come. Get a taste of what’s happening in our region and what challenges could lie ahead.