Destination: Downtown McHenry

A helpful daytripper’s guide to exploring our Northwest Chicagoland region. This time, we stop by McHenry, a town that’s a real hidden gem.

Five Star Boat Center

Marina, Service Center, New & Used Boats
410 Kings Road, Fox Lake, Ill.
(847) 587-2400
www.patrickenterprises.com

The Stuff of Legends

Every region has its historical legends and fantastical stories, and our communities are no exception. Chris Linden shares incredible tales of Prohibition gangsters and criminals, ghosts and tall tales.

Chain O’Lakes: Charting a Course for Summer Fun

What attracts nearly 30,000 boaters every weekend, and is one of the busiest inland waterways in America? Paul Anthony Arco finds out why this chain of 15 lakes is our region’s favorite summer playground.