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Reviving the Chautauqua in McHenry County

In the days before television, radio and internet, McHenry County residents learned about current events and national trends during the annual Chautauqua. Discover why the Chautauqua at one time was the celebration of the summer.

7 Scenic Camping Retreats

‘Roughing it’ in the woods typically means spending a night on the hard ground – but it doesn’t have to, anymore. Explore these seven unique places where you can reconnect with the land, according to your style.

Know Your Neighbors: Neill Frame

Little can keep the Lake Geneva mail boat from making its daily rounds to shoreline residents. On the 100th anniversary of this famous mail boat’s first voyage, we caught up with the man who’s captained it for 54 years.

The Wizard of Zenda

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.

Raptors: Taking to the Skies in New Ways

Eagles, ospreys and falcons are some of the most creatively adaptive members of the raptor family. Learn how these birds are surviving and where to find them in our region.