Start Training for this Year’s Abominable Snow Race

After a successful launch last year, the Abominable Snow Race returns, drawing competitors to a new venue with bigger, more challenging obstacles.

Marketing Strategies: Gratitude, A Truly Valued Holiday Gift

Now is an ideal time of year to show your clients and vendors how much you appreciate their contributions. Susan Dobbe-Leahy, of Dobbe Marketing, in Crystal Lake, explains why.

Dream Big When Remodeling Your Home

Professional designers in our region use creativity and imagination to turn average rooms into amazing spaces. Learn what endless possibilities await when it comes to remodeling.

Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill: Elevated Pub Menu Scores Points with Customers

This Crystal Lake eatery offers a diverse menu of popular pub dishes, each of which has received a personal twist from a couple of creative chefs.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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

Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

Success Stories: Kitchen Outfitters

Though she faces tough competition from big-box stores, Mary Behrens has established a competitive edge at her Crystal Lake store by winning over customers with price and selection.

Success Stories: Mellie’s Chocolate & Co.

‘Sweet’ is the operative word at this Crystal Lake chocolatier, where owner Melanie Hiser makes a priority of friendly customer service and high-quality ingredients.

Spice Up the Home with Colorful Accents

Bring the vibrant colors of fall inside your house this season, with some smart home decor. Learn a few of the ways you can bring out the fall tones inside your abode.