Houses of Worship: Living the Faith

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to impact our region in many ways. We enjoy highlighting places of worship and their work both at home and abroad.

Destination: Dundee

Once a couple of sleepy districts along the Fox River, East and West Dundee are roaring to new life. Stefanie Dell’Aringa met up with a few of the people whose investments are transforming these sister communities into a must-see destination.

Genuine Northwest

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

Nooks & Crannies

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Allan Pinkerton: America’s First Private Eye

During the Civil War, Allan Pinkerton was creating a “Secret Service,” foiling assassination attempts and rooting out Confederate spies. Jon McGinty explains how Pinkerton found his calling in the Fox Valley.

Benedict’s La Strata: Enjoy a Little Creativity at Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast is just the starting point for the inventive menu at this spot in downtown Crystal Lake. Meet the inventive chef who puts a creative, and healthy, spin on every meal.

Success Story: Advanced Preventative Cardiology

Meet a cardiologist who’s found success in treating heart disease and helping patients to live heart-healthy lifestyles.

Benedict’s La Strata

Casual/American. Neighborhood family restaurant featuring homemade dishes with a Mediterranean flare. Famous for breakfast.
40 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
(815) 459-6500

Genuine Northwest, Summer 2012

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

Village Squire, The

Casual/American. Sandwiches, ribs, steaks, seafood, bar, carry-out
4818 Northwest Hwy. Crystal Lake (815) 455-4130
4512 W. Elm, McHenry (815) 385-0900.
480 Randall Rd, South Elgin (847) 931-0400
125 Washington, Dundee (847) 428-4483