Arts on Display During Christmas at the Dole

Christmas at the Dole promises to be a dazzling display of the arts. Learn how Lakeside Arts Park is bringing extra cheer to the Dole this holiday season.

NWQ Holiday Getaway Guide

Our region offers endless opportunities for holiday escapes. Here are a few ideas for an easy weekend getaway this winter.

Events @ a Glance: Mind and 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.

Tips to Lighten Your Mood This Holiday Season

The holiday season ought to be filled with joy, but for many it brings out feelings of depression or isolation. Beat those feelings by being proactive with these tips.

Jaci’s Cookies

124 Cass Street Woodstock, IL 815-206-5224 www.jaciscookies.com

100 Buy-Local Shopping Stops

Why settle for the mall when our region has so many great shops? Ditch the road traffic and instead experience a day on the rails, stopping in at several downtown shopping districts along the Metra lines.

A Tradition That Brightens Aurora’s December

The Aurora Festival of Lights is back, with more than 200 displays of holiday lights. See what’s in store for this year’s event, one of the region’s largest outdoor displays.

Spice Up Your Holiday Decorating

Traditional colors and accents are still the trendiest look you’ll find for holiday decorating, but there are plenty of fun twists available. Learn from three decorators how to craft a stylish holiday home.

Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.