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Know Your Neighbors: Cheryl Niemo

When confronted with her son’s incarceration, this Woodstock mom seized a chance to help others who shared her plight. Discover how Jail Brakers helps local families to cope.

Cougars Baseball: Geneva’s Field of Dreams

In today’s fast-paced world, there’s still something classic about baseball. Paul Anthony Arco and photographer Rebecca O’Malley meet the fans and the personalities behind the Chicago Cubs’ newest farm team.

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The Viking Ship: A True Tale of American & Scandinavian Triumph

Its 120-year history is as tumultuous as the 30-hour gale that greeted it on the Atlantic Ocean. Chris Linden traces the exceptional story of this historic treasure and the effort to preserve its history.

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Bantam Buggies With Heavyweight Appeal

Forget Mini Coopers and Smart Cars — the tiny vehicles in this Crystal Lake collection aren’t ordinary. Karla Nagy explores the world of microcars and the inventive prototypes of vehicles that never were.

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Great Gardening: Exciting New Spring Plants

Home gardeners aren’t the only folks anticipating the spring introductions of new annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Janine Pumilia asks our local greenhouse experts which ones they’re most excited about.