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Know Your Neighbors: Betty Brown

She gave up a career in nursing long ago, but this Elgin socialite and philanthropist maintains a fierce passion for taking care of others.

100 Buy-Local Shopping Stops

Why settle for the mall when our region has so many great shops? Ditch the road traffic and instead experience a day on the rails, stopping in at several downtown shopping districts along the Metra lines.






Spotting the Hawks

Only a few decades ago, hawks were nearly wiped out, when humans thoughtlessly poisoned them. Today, these magnificent creatures remind us that adapting to new realities is imperative for survival.






Poplar Grove Airport: Where Flying is Fun

From its beginning as the first airport in Boone County, to being named the 2015 Best Private Airport in Illinois, Poplar Grove Airport has earned a unique reputation among aviators.






Know Your Neighbors: Scott Lebin

This teacher-turned-financial planner spreads plenty of Christmas cheer with his work during Geneva’s annual Christmas Walk, but he’s also a passionate photographer and world traveler.