Northwest Quiz: Illinois and the Civil War

Illinois played a major role in helping to ensure a Union victory during the Civil War. Test your knowledge of our region’s Civil War connections.

Summer Vacation Travel Guide

It’s time to pack up the van and head out for a summer vacation. But forget about those long cross-country drives. Here are five of our favorite places to play, right here in our region.

Jimmy’s Charhouse: Great Food, Warm Atmosphere, Reasonable Prices

Discover an Elgin restaurant that’s ‘staked’ a position in the community, through a wide menu of mouthwatering food.

Chain O’Lakes: Charting a Course for Summer Fun

What attracts nearly 30,000 boaters every weekend, and is one of the busiest inland waterways in America? Paul Anthony Arco finds out why this chain of 15 lakes is our region’s favorite summer playground.

Set Your Kitchen Free from Clutter

The yearning for a simpler lifestyle is reflected in today’s kitchens Do you have large piles of paperwork sitting on your kitchen table, or one too many appliances crowding your…
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Dreamy Wedding Destinations

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

The Saving of the Green

Our open spaces are a treasure and refuge that too often go underappreciated. Karla Nagy explores our region’s efforts to reconnect the link between humans and nature.

Innovative New Vein Disease Treatments

Gilvydis Vein Clinic opens new location in Sycamore. Sycamore and DeKalb residents suffering the adverse effects of varicose veins now have an innovative resource for treatment close to home. The…
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Know Your Neighbors: Cheryl Niemo

When confronted with her son’s incarceration, this Woodstock mom seized a chance to help others who shared her plight. Discover how Jail Brakers helps local families to cope.

Healthy Tips: 5 Steps to Managing Arthritis

Enjoy life more, while managing arthritis, with these helpful tips from Dr. Daniel Strelcheck Jr., of Strelcheck Chiropractic Clinic in Crystal Lake.