From Broadway Hits to Serious Shows

You don’t have to travel far to find world-class musical and theatrical performances. Here’s a breakdown of just some of our region’s upcoming events and amazing venues.

Get Out & Play! Ideas to Make the Most of Your Winter

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…
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Creative Cocktails to Get You Through the Cold

Heat up your winter with some of these unique cocktails, which can be found only in our region.






Chef Raises the Bar at Duke’s Alehouse in Crystal Lake

Chef Zak Dolezal offers health-conscious options at Duke’s Alehouse, in Crystal Lake. Discover what stands out on the menu.






Small-Business Marketing Strategies: Tell Your Story

Everybody has a story to tell. What’s yours? Susan Dobbe-Leahy, of Dobbe Marketing, in Crystal Lake, explains why storytelling is a powerful part of your marketing strategy.






Events @ a Glance: Mind and Spirit Calendar

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






Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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






Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.






Buy-Local Shopping Guide 2016

If your idea of Christmas shopping is scouring the shopping strip, you’re missing out. A diverse collection of unique finds awaits at our region’s locally owned businesses. We show you the region’s best stops.






Nooks & Crannies, Holiday Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.