Articles by Janine Pumilia
10 Points to Ponder for Gardening Success

You gardeners are just to turn over some dirt. But before your shovel hits dirt, take some time to stop, plan and think. Here’s what you need to consider.

Exploring Our Region’s Vineyards & Wineries

Illinois is experiencing a new renaissance in cold-weather winemaking, and our region stands at the center of this activity. Discover a few prime vineyards right in your own backyard.






Plant Trees for Tomorrow, This Fall

This time of year is perfect for planting new trees to fill your yards or your barren parkways. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you select the perfect new tree.






Lonnie’s Stonecrafters Builds on a Rock-Solid Reputation

There’s nothing quite like it, when it comes to granite countertop showrooms. Step inside this brand-new space and discover some of the cutting-edge technologies that help a piece of granite become part of your home.






Northwest Quiz: Local Luminaries

We’re fortunate to be part of the Chicago region, where so many bright minds got their start. See if you can name some of these local legends.