Nooks & Crannies, Fall Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Dream Destinations for Your Big Day

We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.”






Raptors: Taking to the Skies in New Ways

Eagles, ospreys and falcons are some of the most creatively adaptive members of the raptor family. Learn how these birds are surviving and where to find them in our region.






Schaumburg: A Magnet for Commerce & Culture

Its population doubles in the daytime, as out-of-towners converge on the city’s many shopping and playtime destinations, offices and industrial centers. Explore what makes this village one of the state’s strongest attractions.






Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Spreading Joy Through Music

These musicians frequent local hospitals to share music’s therapeutic power. Learn how their work can have a powerful effect on patients, hospital staff and the musicians themselves.






The Saddle Room: A Sure Bet

Discover a Hoffman Estates restaurant where local and seasonal cuisine prevail, where the ambience feels like a “downtown restaurant in the suburubs,” and the OTB room keeps things exciting.






Wedding Stories: Dreamy Wedding Backdrops

We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.”






Genuine Northwest

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






Four Fresh Dishes For the Local Foodie

There’s nothing quite like a fresh, homemade dish that surprises and delights. Discover a few new items and longtime favorites that you’ll find only at our region’s locally owned restaurants.






DiBenedetto Trattoria: A Hearty Helping of Old World Fare

Family recipes and time-honored cuisine are the foundation of this Hoffman Estates hot-spot whose owner has been part of many big-name restaurants throughout Chicagoland.