Life on a Centennial Farm

Though gradually disappearing from the landscape, family farms remain a treasured institution in our region. Meet a Sugar Grove family whose members have been farming the same land for nearly 175 years.

Northwest Quiz: We Call it Home

How well do you know the history of northwest Chicagoland? Take our quiz and test your knowledge on these noteworthy properties.






Do You Know the Story of Your Home?

If you live in an older home, your walls have a story to tell. With a little detective work, and some help from an historical researcher, you can uncover the tales of your home and its former owners.






How to Survive a Brave New Mortgage Market

Even as property sales charge forward, buyers today face many challenges when closing a deal. Whether you’re seeking something in the commercial or residential fields, here’s what you need to know in this new marketplace.






Opportunities Abound for Home Building & Buying

The real estate market has taken some big turns over the past decade, but consumer confidence is steadily returning. Discover how first-time and move-up buyers alike can find deals in today’s economy.






Keepin’ It Country at the County Fair

Sure, some parts of our region look a lot like suburbia, but don’t be fooled, agricultural pursuits and the rural lifestyle are still thoroughly ingrained in our culture. Rhonda Mix looks at the enduring significance of the fair.






Northwest Landscapes, Winter 2012

Check out these amazing images from around our area.






Events at a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here are some exciting recreation events happening this season






Follow the Eagles In Wisconsin and Illinois

The majestic bald eagle is a common sight along the waterways of the Old Northwest Territory. Learn more about how you can find these proud symbols of our nation – right in our own backyards.