Nooks & Crannies, Winter Edition

Check out these unique stores from around our region

Success Story: O’Reilly’s Stained Glass

It started as a search for a decorative window and turned into a hobby. Discover how this Crystal Lake artist turned her passion into a business and a creative workshop for other glass artists.

It’s All About the Bags in This Game

Call it bags, bean bag toss, cornhole — but don’t say it’s not competitive. Discover a Crystal Lake league where every bean bag counts.

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.

Interior Decorating: It’s All in the Details

Fall is an ideal time to spruce up your interior spaces, and there are plenty of little changes that can make a big difference. Discover some of the small-scale updates that make a cozy living space.

Made in Chicagoland

We’re fascinated with that “Made in America” label, but where do our favorite goods really come from? Some of the best are made right at home.

Bold & Brilliant Fall Fashion

Step inside Elmhurst Art Museum’s sleek, modern spaces and discover what’s popular this coming season.

The Stuff of Legends

Every region has its historical legends and fantastical stories, and our communities are no exception. Chris Linden shares incredible tales of Prohibition gangsters and criminals, ghosts and tall tales.

Lakeside Legacy Arts Park: Where Art Meets History

You may know it better as Dole Mansion, but creative types in Crystal Lake know this park for its rich performing and visual arts opportunities. Paul Anthony Arco leads a tour of this cultural haven.

Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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