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Wintertime Escapes: 10 Places to Play

With so many events and destinations to explore this winter, we don’t see any excuse for cabin fever. Explore some of our region’s best reasons to leave the house and enjoy the outdoors.

Shop Local For the Holidays: 2014 Gift Guide

Your search for that perfect, unique gift idea ends here. We’ve searched high and low for one-of-a-kind items for the entire family, and you’ll find them only inside these independent retail stores.

Barrington’s Story, 150 Years in the Making

On the eve of their town’s sesquicentennial celebration, Barrington residents are reflecting on their past, even as they step forward into a new chapter. See what’s in store for 2015.

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.