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The Stuff of Legends

Every region has its historical legends and fantastical stories, and our communities are no exception. Chris Linden shares incredible tales of Prohibition gangsters and criminals, ghosts and tall tales.

Lakeside Legacy Arts Park: Where Art Meets History

You may know it better as Dole Mansion, but creative types in Crystal Lake know this park for its rich performing and visual arts opportunities. Paul Anthony Arco leads a tour of this cultural haven.

The Historic Lincoln Highway

This coast-to-coast byway still showcases lovely America in a way that I-80 and I-90 just can’t do. Louise Brass explains why it means so much to so many locals, and how its 100th anniversary is being celebrated this summer.

Know Your Neighbors: Hal Honeyman

This St. Charles businessman and lifelong cyclist wants everyone to experience the joys of a bicycle. Karla Nagy introduces us to a dedicated father whose disabled son inspired Creative Mobility and Project Mobility.

Chain O’Lakes: Charting a Course for Summer Fun

What attracts nearly 30,000 boaters every weekend, and is one of the busiest inland waterways in America? Paul Anthony Arco finds out why this chain of 15 lakes is our region’s favorite summer playground.