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.

Brighten Your Dwelling with Holiday Decor

Holiday decorations can add beauty to your home and joy to your spirit. Pick up some tips from professional decorators in our region on how you can brighten the inside and outside of your dwelling.

Start Training for this Year’s Abominable Snow Race

After a successful launch last year, the Abominable Snow Race returns, drawing competitors to a new venue with bigger, more challenging obstacles.

Marketing Strategies: Gratitude, A Truly Valued Holiday Gift

Now is an ideal time of year to show your clients and vendors how much you appreciate their contributions. Susan Dobbe-Leahy, of Dobbe Marketing, in Crystal Lake, explains why.

Dream Big When Remodeling Your Home

Professional designers in our region use creativity and imagination to turn average rooms into amazing spaces. Learn what endless possibilities await when it comes to remodeling.

Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill: Elevated Pub Menu Scores Points with Customers

This Crystal Lake eatery offers a diverse menu of popular pub dishes, each of which has received a personal twist from a couple of creative chefs.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue.

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: Mind & Spirit Calendar

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