Nooks & Crannies, Holiday Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. The Collector’s Bench 218 E. State St., Rockford, (815) 708-7675 thecollectorsbench.com “All things sports and 1,000 percent authentic,” is how…
Read More

Fall Favorites: Apparel that Makes a Statement

Make a statement this season with these trendy new styles, available at local boutiques (gallery included).






Information for Women: Be Proactive About Your Health

Both breast cancer and heart disease affect many women, and new treatment techniques are improving outcomes considerably. Learn what you should do when something seems out of the ordinary.






McHenry County College Celebrates 50 Years

Community college has changed immensely over the past 50 years, but this school’s dedication to a quality education remains steadfast. Look back at MCC’s past and how it has maintained its promise.






Strokes Can Happen to Anyone

Erin Gianaras had an ischemic stroke when she was only 27 years old. Her powerful story brings awareness to stroke risk factors, symptoms and recovery expectations.






Tastes Like Summer: 14 True Hometown Festivals

Rid the word “boring” from your vocabulary. We’ve picked out more than a dozen quintessential hometown festivals that are sure to fill up your summer schedule with food, music and a little magic.






Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. July Barrington Cruise Nights Through Aug. 31, Th. 6:30 p.m. Themes include…
Read More

TLS Veterans Helps to Transform Veterans’ Lives

This nonprofit group in McHenry County provides housing assistance, peer support and employment assistance to veterans in need. The nonprofit is always looking to help more veterans and gather more volunteers.






Banking & the Economy: Rising Optimism Means Growth Opportunity

Encouraged by increasing demand, many of our region’s small business leaders are making the commitment to expand or to launch their new enterprise. Before you pull the trigger, learn how banking services can help you to reach your goal.






How Regional Experts are Curing Cancer

Cancer care is more advanced today than ever before. Patient outcomes look more and more favorable, and the credit goes to a variety of medical professionals and even patients themselves. Learn how medical experts in our region play a part in curing care.