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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.

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.