Improved Procedures & Technological Advances in Heart Surgery

Thanks to new discoveries in technology and knowledge, heart surgery has undergone amazing advancements in the last decade. Discover some of the new techniques and treatments available.

Business Growth: Five Things to Know Before You Grow

Despite waves of uncertainty in today’s marketplace, opportunities abound. Many small businesses and civic organizations are expanding operations or acquiring weaker competitors. Local marketing and finance professionals offer five things to consider before growing your enterprise.

Six Fun Things to do This Summer

Why not take advantage of long, summer days and the many events happening in our neighborhoods? Karla Nagy highlights some of our region’s best summertime hangouts and events.

Nooks & Crannies, Summer 2012

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Warm-Weather Prep for Legs & Feet

Those unsightly toes and legs may be signs of trouble lurking below your skin. Find out how you can get beach perfect this summer.

KaleidoScoops

Hand-dipped ice cream
53 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, Ill.
(815) 788-0027

Landscaping Designs That Reflect Your Style and Interests

Now is a great time to tailor out outdoor landscapes. Learn from our local experts how to achieve a top-notch backyard landscape, so you can enjoy it all year long.

Community Banks: Risks and Rewards of Online Banking

Nearly 60 percent of Americans are accessing their finances online, and they love the convenience. But, as with all activities online, security is a concern. Learn how locally owned and operated banks hold an advantage in safeguarding customers.

Woodstock Plein Air Artist Enjoys the Journey

He braves most any kind of weather and attempts many styles of art, all in the pursuit of his artistic muse. Discover why Tom Trausch turned a sink-or-swim experiment into a lifetime adventure.

Events at a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to see in our area this season! Here’s just a sample of what’s coming up.