Articles by Lindsey Gapen
Creative Cocktails to Get You Through the Cold

Heat up your winter with some of these unique cocktails, which can be found only in our region.

The Buzz About Beloit International Film Festival

Now in its 12th year, Beloit International Film Festival has become one of most anticipated events in our region. Learn everything you need to know about this year’s 10-day event.






Know Your Neighbors: Sharmila (Sam) Wijeyakumar

Once a victim of human trafficking, this Barrington leader is turning her own nightmare into hope for dozens of local women, as she guides trafficked women from rescue through rehabilitation.






Success Stories: Fishermen’s Inn

Leveraging a storied history, beautiful grounds and an out-of-the-way location, the owners of this Elburn treasure are crafting its new identity as a wedding and social events venue.






Discover More Than Books at Gail Borden Public Library

Much more than your traditional library, this Elgin institution is investing in learning activities, programs and exhibits for kids and adults.