Trends in home decor – even Christmas decor – are ever-changing, and fresh ideas are popping up all the time. Here are a few new concepts you’re likely to see in suburban homes this holiday season. ...

A great weekend’s journey is hours away. Here are some excellent places to visit. ...

It could have been just another five-year plan, but instead the City’s new “Strategic Principles & Priorities” encapsulates a growing movement in this city – one that engages every corner of the community in a pathway to prosperity. ...

Imagination is precious in the mind of a child, and it’s also the driving force at this locally owned toy store. This mother-daughter duo is helping kids to play and create without the need for screens or electronics. ...

Launched as a volunteer-driven celebration, this burgeoning festival is quickly gaining notice among film buffs in Geneva and around Chicagoland. ...

Quality ladies’ undergarments are just the start at this homegrown Crystal Lake business, where customer service and quality products are the means to providing something that’s just the right fit – literally. Kathleen Basista knows how a well-fitted bra can make all the difference in how a woman feels. Opening her own lingerie boutique in downtown Crystal Lake turned out ...

An urban renaissance is underway, as attention turns from sprawling shopping centers to historic commercial districts. Getting there has taken decades of grassroots change. ...

Experience the unique character of our region, with a trip to this quaint Lake County village. ...

Explore the hidden gems of our region. Interactive map included. ...

Located just 15 miles west of Chicago, this suburb is full of quiet neighborhoods and parks, but it's also filled with vibrant resources. Tour the highlights and learn why residents are so enthusiastic. ...