Reviving the Chautauqua in McHenry County

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.

5 Tips to Reduce Work-Related Aches & Pains

Spending hours at a desk can lead to awful aches and pains. Consider these five tips from Strelcheck Chiropractic for maintaining a better posture at your desk.

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 highlight places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

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

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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

Le Petit Marche: Bakery-Cafe Fills a Niche

This Crystal Lake bakery-cafe is known for delicious treats as well as artisanal wines and cheeses, all served in a European-style setting.

Dole Mansion Expands Access to the Arts

The Dole Mansion and its adjacent Lakeside Building in Crystal Lake provide a number of unique settings for creative arts instruction. Discover what drives the creative energy behind the estate.

Spring Fashion: Stone Cold Chic

Look dressy this spring while adding a little drama to your look.

2016 Guide to Enriched Senior Living

One of the most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. Explore some of our area’s top communities for senior living.

10 Points to Ponder for Gardening Success

You gardeners are just to turn over some dirt. But before your shovel hits dirt, take some time to stop, plan and think. Here’s what you need to consider.