Our region is rich with prime crafters of beer, wine and spirits. We’ve found eight destinations serving up truly unique spirits, memorable wines and signature beers you can't avoid visiting this season. ...

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. ...

Beer lovers around northern Illinois can't seem to get enough of this homegrown brewery's product. Now, with a newly doubled brewing capacity, this Crystal Lake team is setting its sights on the future. ...

We’ve made our list and checked it twice. Now, can you visit them all this season? ...

You don't need to travel far to have a fun summer vacation. These four destinations known for their watery attractions are just a day trip away. ...

How many restaurants can you name that craft their own wine and brews on site, and have a unique menu that pairs perfectly? This Algonquin favorite does. ...

Discover a relatively new hangout in South Barrington, where locally brewed craft beer and quality, scratch-made food are the main attraction. ...

A great weekend’s journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area’s excellent places to play. ...

The art of brewing and distilling is all about transformation, something these creative craftsmen know all about. Eron Harvey introduces us to four renegade souls who are as unique as the drinks they bottle. ...

Green describes more than the fresh produce at this Crystal Lake restaurant, where the idea of fresh ingredients takes on a whole new meaning. ...