Preparing for Tomorrow’s Jobs, Today

Times change, and those who can’t adapt get left behind. Discover five higher education programs that openly embrace today’s trends and workforce needs, while preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow.

Events at a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our neck of the Old Northwest Territory! Here are some fun events coming up this season.

Success Story: The Gardens of Woodstock

Discover a garden center that’s also a beautiful landscape display and a popular venue for social gatherings, and discover how one good idea begot another.

Healthy Tips: 5 Steps to Managing Arthritis

Enjoy life more, while managing arthritis, with these helpful tips from Dr. Daniel Strelcheck Jr., of Strelcheck Chiropractic Clinic in Crystal Lake.

Genuine Northwest, Spring 2013

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

London Pub & Grill: Serving Up England’s Favorites

Jump across the pond at this unique British-themed eatery, where the menu includes an award-winning fish ‘n’ chips recipe. Discover what else is inside this new Crystal Lake favorite.

Planting a Pet-Friendly Garden

It’s hard to believe, but nearly 400 plants can be poisonous to cats and dogs. Learn from the landscape experts how to protect your animals and your gardens from nosy critters.

Theater for Young Minds at Raue Center’s Mission Imagination

These young thespians are learning their trade at an early age, from a variety of big-name performers. Learn how this Crystal Lake theater is extending its mission beyond the performance venue.

Echoes of Vintage: Spring Fashion

Bold prints mixed with earthy colors. Hot styles for a cool season. A 1920s-era hotel that combines modern chic with historical character. Tour Chicago’s eclectic Hotel Lincoln.

5 Steps to Getting Healthy

Getting in shape is tough. Christine Scales, of Superior Health Club, in Crystal Lake, offers a few simple pointers for getting started.