Alexander’s Cafe: Conquering the Dining Scene

With a newly remodeled space and a fresh new menu, this longtime Elgin hangout is impressing new diners and longtime fans.

Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.

Orthopedic Treatments to Keep Bodies Active

Aches and pains aren’t what they used to be. Discover some of the incredible new advancements that are helping to shorten recovery times and reduce the need for invasive surgeries.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion plays a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We highlight two places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.

A Sense of Time & Place: Saving Elgin’s Neighborhoods

Once suffering from crime and blight, Elgin’s inner city is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. Paul Anthony Arco explores how the city and its residents are restoring architectural history one block at a time.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.

Nooks & Crannies, Fall 2013

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Saving Lives with Advanced Cancer Treatments

Nearly 41 percent of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetimes, but thanks to new technologies and procedures, many cancer patients are finding safer and easier treatments. Here are a few.

Genuine Northwest, Fall 2013

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