They may look like ordinary things, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find within them tales that challenge, inspire, intrigue and mystify, all while personalizing history. Uncover some of the strange, sad and totally true stories of our past. ...

Before Wisconsin became the cheese capital, dairy farms in Kane and McHenry counties were milking a golden opportunity in Chicago. Join Jim Killam for a look into the industry’s past and the effort to protect the family farms and open pastures that still remain. ...

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

Once a building is gone, it can't be brought back, except in our memories. Explore four treasures that left a lasting impression on our region's identity. ...

For more than 30 years, this former reporter has witnessed McHenry County history unfold. Now in a new role, he's protecting the stories of our past. ...