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Seize the Autumn Spirit

No place else can you experience fall quite lik you will here in the Midwest. Because it’s a season to savor, we’ve assembled a list of our favorite ways to enjoy autumn in northwest Chicagoland.

Life on a Centennial Farm

Though gradually disappearing from the landscape, family farms remain a treasured institution in our region. Meet a Sugar Grove family whose members have been farming the same land for nearly 175 years.






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.