Perhaps you know this part of southern Wisconsin because of its most popular tourist attraction. But look beyond Geneva Lake and you’ll find a people rooted to generations-old farms, more than 40 lakes and the unmistakable charm of small-town America. ...

Now that summer is here, it’s time to get a much-needed change of scenery. Our region is ripe with luxurious hotels, thriving state parks, bustling downtowns and hidden attractions that bring you face-to-face with the refreshing waterfront. Where do you want to begin? ...

They were once a center of activity in rural America, until the highways came to town. Loved and then abandoned, train depots are finding new life thanks to dedicated citizens. Jon McGinty explores five places where depots have found new life. ...

Our graphic designer, Samantha Behling, has a passion for raising monarch butterflies, a species that’s at risk. Her impressive photography speaks to the beauty and importance of these creatures. ...

Our connections with the Windy City have made this region a stronghold for architectural intrigue. Join our walking tour and explore for yourself some of the hidden histories and surprising secrets built into our urban environment. ...

A yard that's all grass is just so boring ... and the wildlife thinks so, too. For many conservation-minded people, a little bit of wilderness in the yard can have a great big payoff – for people and animals alike. ...

Situated at the confluence of the Fox and Illinois Rivers, this community has much to offer the casual visitor. From family-friendly attractions and a brewing nightlife to historical landmarks and nature getaways, this town knows how to have fun. ...

Thanks to a system of locks and dams built more than 80 years ago, the upper Mississippi River has become a vital link in world trade for our region. Join Jon McGinty as he tours some of Illinois' locks and dams, and introduces some of the people who rely on this waterway for a living. ...

There are plenty of adventures to enjoy this season, even if we still have to grab a jacket, hat and gloves. We’ve found some excellent ways to embrace the cold weather and make the most of these days, whether it’s playing golf indoors, eating a meal overlooking the lake, or immersing yourself in nature. ...

What do Bob Saget, Jane Lynch, Amy Grant and Joan Rivers all have in common? They’ve graced the stage at Raue Center for the Performing Arts. Explore the 90-year history of this hometown theater and what makes big-name performers feel right at home. ...