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Allan Pinkerton: America’s First Private Eye

During the Civil War, Allan Pinkerton was creating a “Secret Service,” foiling assassination attempts and rooting out Confederate spies. Jon McGinty explains how Pinkerton found his calling in the Fox Valley.

3 Must-See Holiday Festivals

Nothing kindles the holiday spirit like festive shop windows, outdoor ice skating rinks and glowing, twinkling lights in the evening. Discover three area events that are sure to brighten your season.

Know Your Neighbors: Linda West

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for The Salvation Army, but it’s certainly not the only time this group helps its neighbors. Meet a Crystal Lake mom who’s made service her life’s work.

Huskie Pride for NIU Football Fans

They’ve defeated high-ranked teams and competed in multiple bowl championships. Paul Anthony Arco explains how the Huskies’ on-field success has inspired the school and area fans.

10 Places to Meet Young Professionals

An active, fun-loving crowd, these young people enjoy meeting new people and experiencing new venues. Rhonda Mix finds 10 places where 20- and 30-somethings love to gather.