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9 Things We Love About Winter

It may be cold outside, but our region’s best winter fun is just heating up. We dare you not to find somethign to celebrate this season, as Chris Linden shares some of our favorites.

Aquascape Foundation: The Gift of Water

What good can one company do in helping Third World countries to obtain safe, clean drinking water? A lot, it turns out, as Karla Nagy learns how a St. Charles pond equipment maker is changing communities.

A Sense of Time & Place: Saving Elgin’s Neighborhoods

Once suffering from crime and blight, Elgin’s inner city is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. Paul Anthony Arco explores how the city and its residents are restoring architectural history one block at a time.

Know Your Neighbors: Virginia Murray

Meet an Island Lake resident who puts her expertise to work at the nation’s oldest dog show.

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.