Barrington Children’s Choir Celebrates 30 Joyful Years

This magical musical outlet is celebrating 30 years of extraordinary accomplishments. Commemorate the happy years and discover who’s continuing the choir’s legacy.

Success Stories: Marvin’s Toy Store

Imagination is precious in the mind of a child, and it’s also the driving force at this locally owned toy store. This mother-daughter duo is helping kids to play and create without the need for screens or electronics.






Genuine Northwest, Winter Edition

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.






Safeguarding Your Children’s Health

Parents have plenty to worry about — sickness, injuries, disease — but thankfully our region’s health systems are an ever-present partner in keeping our youngsters healthy. Discover a few ways our local hospitals are staying engaged.






Time for Camp: Keep Young Minds and Bodies Moving this Season

School’s almost out, and with summer comes lots of extra free time for our area youngsters. Discover a few local programs that can help to keep these young minds active, enlightened and prepared for a new year.






Know Your Neighbors: Adam Reed Tucker

Constructing a famous skyscraper is no easy task, but reconstructing it from small plastic bricks is an entirely different feat. Meet an Arlington Heights artist whose LEGO sculptures inspire both children and adults.






Nooks & Crannies, Fall Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.






5 Ways to Help Your Child Develop

Our children are constantly developing, but some get there faster than others. Amanda Helbling, MPT, of the Pediatric Place in Crystal Lake, shares how parents can help their kids to succeed.






SuperCroc Promises Thrills for Gail Borden Library

An ancient, dinosaur-eating crocodile exhibit is coming to Elgin this spring. Learn how this unique library exhibit integrates museums, learning and amazement for children and adults.






Theater for Young Minds at Raue Center’s Mission Imagination

These young thespians are learning their trade at an early age, from a variety of big-name performers. Learn how this Crystal Lake theater is extending its mission beyond the performance venue.