Keeping young minds active is extremely important, especially when they’re outside the classroom. We found a few helpful ways to  keep the kids active wherever they are this season. ...

We hardy Midwesterners are accustomed to the wild mood swings of winter, so we know there’s no excuse to miss the best this season has to offer. Whether you enjoy relaxed pursuits or more active adventures, you’re sure to find a winter wonderland just outside your window. ...

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment. ...

Cabin Fever setting in? Feeling a little down from all those overcast days? Cheer up, sunshine! No matter if you enjoy the frigid outdoors or a cozy room with a fireplace, we’ve found some of the best quintessential Midwestern ways to enjoy the snowiest months of the year. Stay and Play in Lake Geneva A weekend escape to Wisconsin can ...

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment. ...

In the days before television, radio and internet, McHenry County residents learned about current events and national trends during the annual Chautauqua. Discover why the Chautauqua at one time was the celebration of the summer. ...

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment. ...

We choose to see snow not as a deterrent to fun, but as the very thing that makes winter exceptional. Explore some of the destinations and activities that only get better when cold winds blow. ...

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. ...

Summertime is nearly here, and so are a variety of outdoor musical shows, from major headliners to local acts. See a summary of a few local hotspots inside. ...