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.

A Closer Look at Addiction and Depression

Learn how local hospital professionals are responding to the phenomenon of substance abuse as it relates to mental illness, and how they’re treating depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses with non-pharmacological solutions.

Success Stories: Mayfair Furniture and Carpet

For almost 50 years, this family-owned company has distinguished itself through its most natural asset: family. From customer service and delivery to salesmanship and management, this Crystal Lake team continues its promise to a new generation of shoppers.

A Hill & Some Snow: Where to Find Outdoor Fun This Winter

We hardy Midwesterners know that all it really takes to have some fun in the winter is a good hill, enough snow and the right equipment. Here are some of the best locations in our region to ski, board and sled.