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Know Your Neighbors: Father Jim Swarthout

This Episcopal priest has made a long career of helping people to recover from their addictions. With a background in counseling, this Barrington Hills resident embraces a different way of serving others this season.

Back to the Farm!

In autumn, our thoughts turn to the bounty of the land. If you’re in search of the perfect pumpkin, cider doughnut, or apple orchard, here are nine classic Midwestern destinations to visit.

Behind the Scenes at Fermilab

The universe remains a mystery, but scientists at Fermilab in Batavia are doing their best to unlock its secrets. Step inside this premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research.

The Art of Mourning

The gravestones of our region’s cemeteries tell a tale of their own – if you know where to look. As one Lake in the Hills researcher discovered, the lives of the interred are just as colorful as their memorials.

Area Festivals That Offer Classic Fall Fun

With the ripening harvest and rich colors emerging on our landscape, fall appeals to people of every age. Enjoy the fun, folklore and festivities at some of the best autumn events that our region has to offer.