There’s something special about the harvest season, as we reap the bounty of yet another summer. And what’s fall without a trip to the country, to find a taste of the land? Explore some of the family farms, beautiful country drives and irresistible flavors that await when you pack up the family and hit the open road. ...

This in between season is what we make of it, and we’re determined to make the most of every day. From outdoors events to indoors fun, we found a scattering of adventure that’s sure to kick that cabin fever to the proverbial curb. ...

The 18th Amendment was a "noble experiment" to correct the ills of substance abuse, but as a law proved to be an ultimate failure. Jon McGinty takes a look at how Prohibition affected our region. Spoiler: there was definitely mayhem and murder. ...

Given all the rain we’ve had this year, water may feel like an abundant resource, but don’t be deceived. These conservationists, urban planners and policymakers are determined to keep our water clean and flowing for generations to come. ...

When schools began cutting music programs, one local educator created a haven for talented youngsters. Now, her creation is a dynamic place where youth are thriving. ...

Dole Mansion knows how to do it up for the holidays. Discover what exciting events await at this haven for the fine arts. ...

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. ...

Before making this life-changing decision, it’s important to do your homework and learn what you can. Find out some of the topics loved ones and their caregivers commonly discuss with these communities. ...

Turning Point received more than 2,000 crisis calls last year. Learn more about this nonprofit's mission to confront domestic violence in McHenry County. ...

It’s amazing how quickly entire life histories can vanish from view. Those of us who yearn to know from where – and from whom – we came need only to don our detective hats. Discover how fun, frustrating and fulfilling it can be to trace the stories of your ancestors. ...