The Wizard of Zenda

He’s a two-time Olympian, a sailing champion the world over, and still a commanding presence around Geneva Lake. See how this local legend is charting new waters for the next generation of sailors.

Nooks & Crannies, Winter Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Success Stories: Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning

The dynamic woman behind this Crystal Lake financial planning business has spent more than three decades building relationships – an important component to quality customer service.

Success Stories: McDowell Remodeling

No remodeling project is too big or too small for this St. Charles-based firm, whose founders have learned that a small job now can lead to a big job in the future.

Huskie Pride for NIU Football Fans

They’ve defeated high-ranked teams and competed in multiple bowl championships. Paul Anthony Arco explains how the Huskies’ on-field success has inspired the school and area fans.

Priceless Memories on the Links

Local golf pros have all of the fun, with a front-row seat to some of the game’s best moments. Here are a few of their favorite memories.

High-Caliber Training at Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble

For 30 years, this talented group of young people has wowed Barrington-area audiences. Discover just how dedicated these dancers are to this high-quality training ground.

The Skinny on Kitchen Appliances

Appliances just aren’t what they used to be — they’re souped up, high-tech wonders with some impressive new features. Learn what’s new from our region’s newest locally owned appliance retailer.

A Sense of Time & Place: Saving Elgin’s Neighborhoods

Once suffering from crime and blight, Elgin’s inner city is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. Paul Anthony Arco explores how the city and its residents are restoring architectural history one block at a time.

Interior Decorating: It’s All in the Details

Fall is an ideal time to spruce up your interior spaces, and there are plenty of little changes that can make a big difference. Discover some of the small-scale updates that make a cozy living space.