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McHenry County College Celebrates 50 Years

Community college has changed immensely over the past 50 years, but this school’s dedication to a quality education remains steadfast. Look back at MCC’s past and how it has maintained its promise.

Megan West: Bringing Polo to the Layman

Success on the polo field requires both strength and smarts – and Megan West is mastering both. Meet this dynamic young athlete and discover how she’s helping to make polo accessible to all.

Tastes Like Summer: 14 True Hometown Festivals

Rid the word “boring” from your vocabulary. We’ve picked out more than a dozen quintessential hometown festivals that are sure to fill up your summer schedule with food, music and a little magic.

When We Bought Homes from a Catalog

Many American homes were “ordered by mail, sent by rail” in the early 20th century. The concept was simple: flip through a catalog, pick out a house, mail in money. Within weeks, your brand-new home would arrive by train – ready for assembly.

‘Nothing Like it’: Skydiving in Northern Illinois

Who jumps out of a perfectly good airplane from 18,000 feet in the air? The crew at Chicago Skydiving Center can’t resist the thrill of this adventurous, crazy sport – and they take pleasure in sharing the experience with other brave souls.