It’s easy to take for granted that wolves once roamed the open prairies, until human activity pushed them out. Thanks to the efforts of many, they’re on the move. Join photographer David C. Olson as he tracks these elusive, oft-maligned yet fantastically beautiful creatures in the wilds of North America. ...

Since long before French explorers settled the banks of the Illinois River, the Peoria area has beckoned to the adventurous. From native tribes to whiskey stills, vaudeville performers and giant earthmoving equipment, this city’s rich history is baked into its culture – and its top destinations. ...

Photographer Brad Nordlof tours the world in search of natural beauty. His recent trip to Iceland reveals a terrain filled with surreal beauty. ...

This in between season is what we make of it, and we’re determined to make the most of every day. From outdoors events to indoors fun, we found a scattering of adventure that’s sure to kick that cabin fever to the proverbial curb. ...

After watching her mother struggle for years with food sensitivities, one baker set out to create a strictly gluten-free bakery, so those with sensitivities wouldn't feel left out. The product: a new Woodstock kitchen that's gaining notice. ...

The mother-daughter duo behind this Crystal Lake favorite are branching out, and bringing their beloved assortment of toys and games along with them to a second location. ...

A new dining experience in downtown Aurora is already drawing notice from a wide range of visitors, including those who are eager to visit before or after a show at neighboring Paramount Theatre. ...

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season at some of the many arts venues near you. ...