Our children are constantly developing, but some get there faster than others. Amanda Helbling, MPT, of the Pediatric Place in Crystal Lake, shares how parents can help their kids to succeed. ...

An active, fun-loving crowd, these young people enjoy meeting new people and experiencing new venues. Rhonda Mix finds 10 places where 20- and 30-somethings love to gather. ...

Stephanie Ormsby goes where the big-box clothing stores don’t, as she outfits women of all ages for all occasions. Discover how customer service and the fulfillment of a local niche equal success. ...

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

Williams Street Repertory offers more than just a source of entertainment; the award-winning troupe also provides a sense of community throughout Crystal Lake. ...

Whether you’re looking for a modest $1 million retreat in a prime subdivision or an $11.5 million lakeside estate, now is the time to find a unique property in our region’s top communities. ...

Before 1914, what's now Crystal Lake was two fiercely competitive rival communities. When they joined forces, they sparked a century of incredible growth. See how today's residents are celebrating. ...

Joint health is essential to living an active life. Check out these five doctor-recommended tips for how to avoid any long-term joint pain and damage. ...

Breakfast is just the starting point for the inventive menu at this spot in downtown Crystal Lake. Meet the inventive chef who puts a creative, and healthy, spin on every meal. ...

How well do you know your neighbors? Match each question to one of the cities from this list. Each city is used twice. No peeking! Answers are below. ...