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.

Bantam Buggies With Heavyweight Appeal

Forget Mini Coopers and Smart Cars — the tiny vehicles in this Crystal Lake collection aren’t ordinary. Karla Nagy explores the world of microcars and the inventive prototypes of vehicles that never were.

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.

Kitchen Designs: Treasured Islands

It’s one of the most important and popular elements in the kitchen, and they tie an entire room together. Learn from the designers about tying together all of the elements of the perfect kitchen island.

How to Launch Your Own Enterprise

Have you ever thought about going into business for yourself? Whether or not you’re employed, maybe it’s time to branch out on your own, either full- or part-time. Here’s what you need to know.

Local Bankers Support Local Businesses

When times are tough, expert advice makes a difference, Bill Mullins, of Crystal Lake Bank & Trust, explains how the staff at a community bank makes a difference for local customers.

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.

Events at a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our neck of the Old Northwest Territory! Here’s a sampling of some upcoming events.