Buckle Up for Summer Travels

If you’re looking for a place with all-around appeal to explore this summer, you’re in luck. Discover these five destinations that make for a perfect day trip, a family vacation or a romantic getaway.

The Art of Mourning

The gravestones of our region’s cemeteries tell a tale of their own – if you know where to look. As one Lake in the Hills researcher discovered, the lives of the interred are just as colorful as their memorials.

1865: The War’s Last Year

It’s been 150 years since the bloodiest war on American soil came to an end, with the final battle staged at Appomattox. Jon McGinty explains how the Civil War wound down and how our region’s war heroes are celebrated.

Know Your Neighbors: Tom Hauff

Military roots run deep in the family of this Glenview dentist, whose ancestors died fighting in the Civil War 150 years ago. Discover how three generations of war re-enactors are connecting with history.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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

Northwest Quiz: Illinois and the Civil War

Illinois played a major role in helping to ensure a Union victory during the Civil War. Test your knowledge of our region’s Civil War connections.

Genuine Northwest

Check out these unique destinations in our region: St. Charles History Museum; Volo Auto Museum; Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall, Aurora.

Nooks & Crannies

Discover these unique stores that remain off the beaten path.

The Civil War: When They Marched to the Sound of the Guns

No battles were fought on Illinois or Wisconsin soil during the bloody Civil War, but many thousands of families in our region lost loved ones. Jon McGinty traces the journey of local soldiers on the sesquicentennial anniversary of our nation’s bloodiest war.