An Expanding Lineup at Raue Center

In addition to an ever-growing lineup of top-notch entertainment, the Raue Center for the Arts engages its Crystal Lake neighbors through employment, volunteerism and economic strength.

Reviving the Chautauqua in McHenry County

In the days before television, radio and internet, McHenry County residents learned about current events and national trends during the annual Chautauqua. Discover why the Chautauqua at one time was the celebration of the summer.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Summer Edition

A great weekend’s journey is hours away. Here are some excellent places to visit.

2016 Guide to Enriched Senior Living

One of the most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. Explore some of our area’s top communities for senior living.

Woodstock’s Creative Living Series Speakers Have Something to Say

Some of the world’s most creative minds have joined the long-running list of speakers at this Woodstock Opera House event. Check out how these shows have inspired locals for decades.

Looking Out for Winged Wonders: Butterflies in the Fox Valley

The Monarch isn’t the only backyard butterfly to make its home here. Look at other species you’re likely to find here, and learn how citizen scientists are doing their part to support our butterflies.

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.

Wintertime Escapes: 10 Places to Play

With so many events and destinations to explore this winter, we don’t see any excuse for cabin fever. Explore some of our region’s best reasons to leave the house and enjoy the outdoors.