As area arts venues spring back to life, this fixture in the arts scene is preparing to become a go-to venue for regular live performances. ...

What do Bob Saget, Jane Lynch, Amy Grant and Joan Rivers all have in common? They’ve graced the stage at Raue Center for the Performing Arts. Explore the 90-year history of this hometown theater and what makes big-name performers feel right at home. ...

As new leadership infuses a new energy at Crystal Lake's arts park, everything is changing in pursuit of a newly inspired mission. ...

When arts organizations in Elgin and Crystal Lake faced a do-or-die crisis, it took some creative business strategies and a public plea to turn things around. This is how they charged back from the brink with a renewed focus on the future. ...

If your idea of holiday shopping is buying what a robot thinks you want, you’re missing out. We think there’s something irresistible about searching local stores for unique treasures. So, we tracked down a few ideas to help you get started. ...

Passion may have set the foundation for this colorful store in Woodstock, but it’s the owner’s background in education and his network of area artists that have kept customers engaged. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Entertainment opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. ...