When Business and Philanthropy Go Hand-in-Hand

Philanthropy comes in many forms, and it’s top of mind this time of year. Discover some of the ways that businesses, employees and owners can further their business goals while doing something good.

Woodstock Fine Arts Association Leaves a Creative Imprint on the Community

From saving the Woodstock Opera House to providing students with scholarships, the Woodstock Fine Arts Association has positively impacted its community over the past half-century. Learn what this organization has to offer year round.






Keeping a Music Tradition Alive in Woodstock

When the Woodstock Mozart Festival closed abruptly, its musicians found a way to keep the music going. See what’s in store for this year’s concert series.






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.






Theater Comes Alive at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

This creatives space in Arlington Heights stages nearly 350 performances a year, including a series of four Broadway musicals. Discover how this venue keeps our region rich with talent.






The Pink Ribbon Doll: Women Helping Other Women

Meet the two women behind the Pink Ribbon Doll, a product and workshop series meant to raise money for cancer treatment.






Know Your Neighbors: Beth Raseman

Barrington’s latest Citizen of the Year has lent a hand to many organizations in two decades. Her latest project ties them all together. Meet the dedicated servant behind Barrington’s White House.






Golden Corridor Sells an Alternative High-Tech Career Path

What if college wasn’t the only post-high school path for our students? That’s what a dedicated group of business, city and education leaders are asking, as they pull back the curtain on manufacturing.






Aquascape Foundation: The Gift of Water

What good can one company do in helping Third World countries to obtain safe, clean drinking water? A lot, it turns out, as Karla Nagy learns how a St. Charles pond equipment maker is changing communities.