Our connections with the Windy City have made this region a stronghold for architectural intrigue. Join our walking tour and explore for yourself some of the hidden histories and surprising secrets built into our urban environment. ...

When the pandemic started last year, churches were forced to close and pastors had to get creative in spreading the word of God. A year later, congregations are welcoming each other, face-to-face, with open arms. ...

Still thinking about what to put in your garden? Vibrant colors, fresh produce and outdoor living areas are a good start. Here are a few other ideas to make your yard stand out. ...

For venues like Woodstock Opera House, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Barrington's White House and Arcada Theatre, there's growing hope for the year ahead, as they slowly return to in-person performance. ...

Looking to learn something new, but still cautious about geting out there? These three organizations provide enticing activities from exploring the natural world to practicing photography. ...

The more time we spend at home the more we're spending – truly investing – on making our kitchen a true showpiece of the home. Don't plan your next kitchen without these must-have design choices. ...

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

There’s something special about the harvest season, as we reap the bounty of yet another summer. And what’s fall without a trip to the country, to find a taste of the land? Explore some of the family farms, beautiful country drives and irresistible flavors that await when you pack up the family and hit the open road. ...

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to impact our region in many ways. We enjoy highlighting places of worship and their work both at home and abroad. ...

It's true this summer is turning out a little differently than we'd hoped, but that's no reason not to have some fun. Regardless of whether you're playing it safe, roaming freely or feeling someplace in between we've found some exciting activities to offer a much-needed change of scenery. ...