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. ...

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Baseball helped point this Fox Valley Orthopedics surgeon to sports medicine. Say hello to Dr. James Sostak and find out what separates him from other orthopedic surgeons in the field. During his time at Benedictine University, Dr. James Sostak loved playing baseball. It was one of the catalysts that directed him to sports medicine. At the Stritch School of Medicine ...

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There’s something special about the harvest season, as we reap the bounty of yet another summer. And what’s fall without a trip to the country, to find a taste of the land? Explore some of the family farms, beautiful country drives and irresistible flavors that await when you pack up the family and hit the open road. ...

Every detail of a wedding is important and requires months of planning, but few are as significant a choice as the venue. Whether you dream of a Midwest destination wedding or a hometown setting, our area offers many choices. Meet a few local couples as they share their own stories of how they got to "I do." ...

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A great weekend’s journey isn't so far away. Here are some excellent places to visit. ...

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. ...