Fall Favorites: Apparel that Makes a Statement

Make a statement this season with these trendy new styles, available at local boutiques (gallery included).

Four Classic Festivals to Celebrate Autumn

Now that the weather is turning and the days are getting shorter, it’s time to focus on the family fun that comes with fall. Learn about four quintessential fall festivals in the northwest suburbs.






M Supper Club Heats Up Dining Scene

Mix a popular Algonquin restaurant with the classic Wisconsin supper club experience and you get a unique, trendy new spot in Crystal Lake.






Button Down for Winter’s Wrath

Don’t wait until after the cold’s set in to fix problems in your home. Instead, take the efficient route and learn how to prepare your home for the chilly months ahead.






A Diverse Lineup of Entertainment Ahead

You don’t have to travel far to find world-class musical and theatrical performances. Check out the lineup of top-notch entertainment that’s coming to the Raue Center for the Arts.






3 Major Retirement Hazards to Avoid

Retirement can mean the beginning of a new life. Here are a few common dangers to avoid.






Find a “New You” This Fall

Instead of making excuses as to why you’re unsatisfied with your appearance, how about embracing a new, more confident version of yourself? Meet some of our region’s providers who can help you to reach your goals.






The Secret Sauce of Economic Development

Economic development might sound like a boring topic, but it’s actually the secret ingredient to collectively attracting, retaining and growing businesses at home. Susan Dobbe-Leahy, of Dobbe Marketing, in Crystal Lake, shares why this critical tool can impact your marketing strategy.






Houses of Worship: Living the Faith

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to impact our region in many ways. We enjoy highlighting places of worship and their work both at home and abroad.






Strike a Balance of Softscapes and Hardscapes

There was a time when only the softscape — plant material — really mattered in landscaping. But now, you’ll find a good mixing of plant material and hardscaping — that is, heavy elements that add structure and function.