Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. ...

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

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 to launch Kiera Confections. Named after her daughter, this cupcake bakery serves delectable homemade treats. “People can have a good time while eating delicious cupcakes,” says Loewe, who serves up ...

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. ...

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

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. ...

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. ...