Success Stories: House Shampoo Inc.

Business opportunities can appear anywhere, even on the discolored roof of your home, as this McHenry County-based team discovered.

100 Buy-Local Shopping Stops

Why settle for the mall when our region has so many great shops? Ditch the road traffic and instead experience a day on the rails, stopping in at several downtown shopping districts along the Metra lines.

Safeguarding Your Children’s Health

Parents have plenty to worry about — sickness, injuries, disease — but thankfully our region’s health systems are an ever-present partner in keeping our youngsters healthy. Discover a few ways our local hospitals are staying engaged.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We highlight places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.

Nooks & Crannies, Summer Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. Kiera Confections 1114 N. Green St., McHenry, (815) 385-4372, kieraconfections.com In 2010, Kim Loewe left the world of corporate marketing…
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Hit Refresh on Your Surfaces and Seating

From the patio to the roof, your outdoor spaces could always use a spruce-up. Learn how a few simple improvements can make a big impact on your home’s visual appeal.

Genuine Northwest

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

Advancing New Treatments for Lung Disease

One of the most common medical conditions in the world, lung disease challenges one of our body’s most important tasks. Learn how new treatments are helping those with lung conditions to breathe easier.

Destination: Downtown McHenry

A helpful daytripper’s guide to exploring our Northwest Chicagoland region. This time, we stop by McHenry, a town that’s a real hidden gem.

Know Your Neighbors: Robin Doeden

Philanthropy has always been a priority for this professional fundraiser, who’s helping donations to have a lasting impact. Meet the dynamic director of the McHenry County Foundation.