Holiday Shopping: 5 Can’t-Miss Shopping Destinations

Sure, you can do all of your shopping online or at the mall. But you’re missing out. For a truly memorable gift-giving season, head out to some of these inspiring downtown districts. We promise you’ll find unique gifts and a fun experience along the way.

4 Idyllic Lake Retreats to Explore This Summer

You don’t need to travel far to have a fun summer vacation. These four destinations known for their watery attractions are just a day trip away.






Schaumburg: A Magnet for Commerce & Culture

Its population doubles in the daytime, as out-of-towners converge on the city’s many shopping and playtime destinations, offices and industrial centers. Explore what makes this village one of the state’s strongest attractions.






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.






Destination: Downtown Wauconda

Explore the hidden gems of our region. Interactive map included.