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Burpee Museum's annual tribute to all things paleontology returns this winter with traditions and surprises alike. Here's a sneak peak at what's coming up. ...

After watching her mother struggle for years with food sensitivities, one baker set out to create a strictly gluten-free bakery, so those with sensitivities wouldn't feel left out. The product: a new Woodstock kitchen that's gaining notice. ...

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to impact our region in many ways. We enjoy highlighting places of worship and their work both at home and abroad. ...

The mother-daughter duo behind this Crystal Lake favorite are branching out, and bringing their beloved assortment of toys and games along with them to a second location. ...

A new dining experience in downtown Aurora is already drawing notice from a wide range of visitors, including those who are eager to visit before or after a show at neighboring Paramount Theatre. ...

Longevity in business is no small feat, but it’s something this family-owned shoe store has achieved through its dedication to serving customers. ...

Trends in home decor – even Christmas decor – are ever-changing, and fresh ideas are popping up all the time. Here are a few new concepts you’re likely to see in suburban homes this holiday season. ...