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12 Ways to Celebrate Fall

Many folks say autumn is their favorite season, for good reason. Here are 12 tried and true ways to celebrate it in traditional Midwestern style.

Stronghold Castle: An Orphan’s Tribute to Family

In 1929, Chicago newspaper magnate Walter Strong built a castle that inspired the imagination of his family for the next 30-plus years. Today, it remains a bastion of renewal and personal growth that’s enjoyed by more than 12,000 people annually.

Seeing Green in Elgin

This city has always conjured images of lively commerce and industry, but concepts of “green” and “sustainable” are new additions to its image. Learn how this dynamic city is reinventing itself for a new century.

9 Signature Golf Holes

Gorgeous and challenging golf courses are among the treasures of our Old Northwest Territory. Here we take a look at signature holes that help to define nine of the best.

Historic Auto Attractions, Where Cars Tell Their Stories

It started as a hobby for an auto enthusiast, and eventually grew into an impressive collection of the world’s most famous automobiles, and the historic artifacts that tell their stories. Travel inside Historic Auto Attractions, Rockton, Ill.