Show Off Your Personality with Finishing Touches

Tying a room together with home accents requires just the right combination of “pop” and spunk — both of which speak to your own personal flair, of course. Learn how those finishing touches can make all the difference in your home.

1776 Restaurant Makes Its Mark in Fine Dining

A thorough makeover is transforming this longtime favorite for fine dining into a modern hub for creative, locally inspired dishes that appeal to many palates.

Holiday Shopping: 20 Gift Ideas You Won’t Find on Amazon

If your idea of holiday shopping is buying what a robot thinks you want, you’re missing out. We think there’s something irresistible about searching local stores for unique treasures. So, we tracked down a few ideas to help you get started.

Live Theater Thrills Audiences at Raue Center

You don’t have to travel far to see an amazing live theater performance. Learn about a group of actors who put on memorable stage productions right in the heart of Crystal Lake.

Nooks & Crannies, Fall Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

NWQ Guide to Colleges 2018

It’s never an easy choice when seeking the perfect college — there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the top institutions available here in our region.

Garden with the Future in Mind

In many ways, fall gardening can set you up for a beautiful landscape now and in the future. Local experts share tips to help your landscaping project survive the winter and flourish in the spring.

Houses of Worship: Living the Faith

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to impact our region in many ways. We enjoy highlighting places of worship and their work both at home and abroad.

Small-Business Marketing: Become a Subject Matter Expert

Are you an expert in your field? Do you have a message that uniquely benefits people in your market? Then you’re well on your way to becoming a Subject Matter Expert.

The Village Squire: An American Success Story

For more than 40 years, this restaurant has been a favorite in the Fox Valley. Meet the enterprising family behind this local icon, a true testament to the American Dream.