A weekend’s journey is closer than you might think. Check out these fun destinations that are close to home but feel far enough away. ...

A weekend’s journey is closer than you might think. Check out these fun destinations that are close to home but feel far enough away. ...

Our connections with the Windy City have made this region a stronghold for architectural intrigue. Join our walking tour and explore for yourself some of the hidden histories and surprising secrets built into our urban environment. ...

The home improvement industry is white-hot right now, as people make the most of their new at-home lifestyles. But before you jump in, be sure you've done your homework. Here's where to start. ...

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. ...

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. ...

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. ...