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How to Plant with Wildlife in Mind

Our neatly manicured lawns are a source of pride, but offer little sanctuary for wildlife. Jamie Johannsen explains why it’s time for a new mindset in backyard landscaping.

Farm-Fresh at Geneva Green Market

Our local farms produce a bounty of good food, and not just in summertime. Chris Linden visits a unique year-round farmers’ market that celebrates the joys of local food and small-scale harvests.

Escape to the Water: 3 Boating Havens

It’s nearly time to hit the open water, and there’s no better location for boating than right here. Explores three popular destinations, from busy lakes to quiet waters.

Know Your Neighbors: Kurt Begalka

For more than 30 years, this former reporter has witnessed McHenry County history unfold. Now in a new role, he’s protecting the stories of our past.

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.