Features
Water: Our Most Precious Resource

Given all the rain we’ve had this year, water may feel like an abundant resource, but don’t be deceived. These conservationists, urban planners and policymakers are determined to keep our water clean and flowing for generations to come.

A ‘Berry’ Fun Outing in Woodstock

Among the rolling, pastoral hills outside Woodstock, in between corn and soybean fields, lie farms that are ripe with another kind of fruit: berries. It’s time to bring your basket and pack the car for a scenic and delicious experience.

8 Unexpected Midwest Vacation Destinations

Forget Disney World and your family’s traditional summertime escape. We’ve found eight Midwestern locations that, even if they seem a little familiar, still hold plenty of surprises for those willing to accept the journey.

Homegrown Suffragists and the 19th Amendment

As Illinois and Wisconsin raced to be the first states that enshrined women’s voting rights in the Constitution, a wider movement was being led by women with deep ties to our region. A century later, their work is still being felt.

All Together for Downtown Aurora

Always the heart of this busy city, downtown Aurora is celebrating a new chapter in its story, as it welcomes increasing numbers of new visitors, and along with them, new attractions, small businesses and residences.