Water: Our Most Precious Resource

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.

Lifelong Skills with McHenry Youth Orchestra

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.

Ring in the Season with Dole Mansion

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

From Prairies to Dairies … And Back Again

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.

What To Know Before You Move to a Senior Community

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.

How Turning Point is Stopping Abuse

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.

Discovering Your Roots with Genealogy

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.

House Shampoo Inc.: Say Goodbye to Unsightly Surface Stains

How does a roof with dirty black streaks create a business opportunity? Find out how this McHenry Country-based company got off the ground and discover how it can ensure a fuller life for your roof.

NWQ Spring Getaway Guide

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

TownSquare Players: Fifty Years of Live Theater in Woodstock

For half a century, volunteers dedicated to quality community theater have helped to make this McHenry County staple a vaunted local tradition.