Perhaps you know him as the soft-spoken jeweler in Barrington whose work has appeared at the Field Museum in Chicago and on the hands of celebrities. Or, perhaps you recognize his unmistakable tenor on soundtracks by the likes of rock legend Jim Peterik. It’s all in a day’s work for Marc Scherer. ...

From a sustainable gardening venture to a powerhouse for local food pantries, this Barrington-area nonprofit is touching lives across our region. ...

Ron Onesti is regarded as the "ultimate showman." Learn how the entrepreneur helped transform the Arcada Theatre, in St. Charles, into a venerable entertainment hub. ...

Students at Barrington High School have been getting their feet wet in conservation issues - literally - thanks to the Barrington Area Conservation Trust. Learn how this new generation is learning to take action. ...

He's a two-time Olympian, a sailing champion the world over, and still a commanding presence around Geneva Lake. See how this local legend is charting new waters for the next generation of sailors. ...

What began as a new approach to flower arrangements in Geneva has blossomed into a multifaceted outlet that can dress up any room in your home. ...

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. ...

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. ...

Take advantage of the New Year's spirit by getting a hard start on your resolutions. Here's how our region's leading practices can help to refresh your look. ...

One of the most important visual elements in our home, flooring and countertops are an essential component that ties together a home. Learn how new technologies and materials are enabling cozy new looks in our homes. ...