Whether you're looking for a last-minute gift or an excuse to get out this winter, our region's locally owned businesses are ready to cater – and they're finding all sorts of ways to provide just what you're looking for, just how you want it. ...

Homes that heal? It's true. Taking a cue from hospital and office trends, the team at Vertical Interior Design, in Elgin, is helping homeowners to create a holistically designed, comforting home environment – something that's very welcomed these days. ...

Things may look a little different this fall, as Elgin Symphony Orchestra returns to public venues, but it's also a season filled with promise and opportunity. Here's a peek at what awaits. ...

It's true this summer is turning out a little differently than we'd hoped, but that's no reason not to have some fun. Regardless of whether you're playing it safe, roaming freely or feeling someplace in between we've found some exciting activities to offer a much-needed change of scenery. ...

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

Forty-five years is a long time to stay in business. Learn how Fox Valley Orthopedics has been able to provide affordable, expert care over the past several decades. ...

A private education is a top choice for many suburban families, even when public options perform well. What makes the difference? For these families, it's all about the experience. ...

The field of orthopedics is constantly evolving. Learn how surgeries have become safer and more efficient, and how non-surgical options have become easier to pursue. ...

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. ...

This authorized retailer has grown into a one-stop shop for television, internet and “smart” devices for your home. Learn how the owner built the business from the ground up and find out how he’s remained successful. ...