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.

Design the Backyard Pool of Your Dreams

Imagine having your own built-in vacation spot, a relaxing pool deck where you and your family can escape this summer. Dream no more, with some advice from these local experts.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation and Destinations Calendar

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

Marketing Strategies: Craft Your Message to Fit Your Audience

Is your marketing message truly reaching your audience, or are you firing in the dark? Susan Dobbe-Leahy, of Dobbe Marketing, shows why demographics will impact your next campaign.

What to Know Before Building or Remodeling

Building season doesn’t start for a few months, but now is the best time to get the process started. Learn from the local experts how to plan and what to consider before you build.

Da Baffone Cucina Italiana: Southern Italian Eats

This family-run restaurant in Crystal Lake serves up authentic Southern Italian pairings in a homey atmosphere.