Nooks & Crannies, Summer Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Success Stories: Shodeen Homes

This family-owned business has been building top-notch residences since the 1960s. Learn what it takes to survive in the busy real estate market, and how Shodeen’s signature community plays to its strengths as a local firm.






Success Stories: Fishermen’s Inn

Leveraging a storied history, beautiful grounds and an out-of-the-way location, the owners of this Elburn treasure are crafting its new identity as a wedding and social events venue.






Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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






Dream Destinations for Your Big Day

We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.”






Fishermen’s Inn

43W901 Main Street Road Elburn, IL 630-365-9697 www.fishermensinelburn.com

Animal Rehabilitation: On a Wing and a Prayer

Human progress can come at a terrible price for wildlife, but animal rehabilitation centers offer many injured and orphaned animals a second chance. Karla Nagy shares the stories of two such local centers.






Tranquil, Sustainable New Subdivisions

Forget that boxy, uniform subdivision of years past. Today’s subdivisions combine quiet pastoral scenes and smart urban development to create unique, peaceful retreats. Discover our region’s special new subdivisions.






City Church/Country 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.






Genuine Northwest

Check out these unique locations that reflect the genuine character of Northwest Chicagoland.