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.

Made in Chicagoland

We’re fascinated with that “Made in America” label, but where do our favorite goods really come from? Some of the best are made right at home.

ESO’s New Director Brings a World of Experience

Meet the Elgin symphony’s dynamic new leader, and discover how his international familiarity is raising the profile of this suburban gem.

The Stuff of Legends

Every region has its historical legends and fantastical stories, and our communities are no exception. Chris Linden shares incredible tales of Prohibition gangsters and criminals, ghosts and tall tales.