Strokes Can Happen to Anyone

Erin Gianaras had an ischemic stroke when she was only 27 years old. Her powerful story brings awareness to stroke risk factors, symptoms and recovery expectations.

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.






Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues






Houses of Worship: Living the Faith

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to impact our region in many ways. We enjoy highlighting places of worship and their work both at home and abroad.






How Regional Experts are Curing Cancer

Cancer care is more advanced today than ever before. Patient outcomes look more and more favorable, and the credit goes to a variety of medical professionals and even patients themselves. Learn how medical experts in our region play a part in curing care.






Spring Fashion: Fresh Looks for 2017

Brighten your style with these spring fashion trends.






Events @ a Glance: Mind and Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.






From Broadway Hits to Serious Shows

You don’t have to travel far to find world-class musical and theatrical performances. Here’s a breakdown of just some of our region’s upcoming events and amazing venues.






What Merits Medical Attention?

More than 136 million people visit an emergency room each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Discover what health professionals are seeing in the emergency room and find out what they say are valid reasons to visit the ER.






Creative Cocktails to Get You Through the Cold

Heat up your winter with some of these unique cocktails, which can be found only in our region.