How to Plant with Wildlife in Mind

Our neatly manicured lawns are a source of pride, but offer little sanctuary for wildlife. Jamie Johannsen explains why it’s time for a new mindset in backyard landscaping.

Aquascape Foundation: The Gift of Water

What good can one company do in helping Third World countries to obtain safe, clean drinking water? A lot, it turns out, as Karla Nagy learns how a St. Charles pond equipment maker is changing communities.

Seeing Green in Elgin

This city has always conjured images of lively commerce and industry, but concepts of “green” and “sustainable” are new additions to its image. Learn how this dynamic city is reinventing itself for a new century.

prasino: A Healthful New Dining Experience in St. Charles

Discover a St. Charles restaurant whose menu covers simple, healthy and ecofriendly dining options, inspired by a life-changing moment.

Judson University (Private/Four-Year)

Judson University, with locations in Elgin and Rockford, Ill.