Cozy Up That Beautiful Backyard Hangout

Now that it’s finally time to gather outdoors, it’s a good time to re-evaluate whether your space is truly inviting, or if it needs some help. Local landscaping experts offer their tips for making a true statement that invites guests to your backyard retreat.

Nooks & Crannies

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Fueling Economic Growth in St. Charles

The growing skyline in downtown St. Charles is just one signal that this city’s economy has been expanding. Get the inside scoop on what’s new, what’s in the pipeline, and what’s being done to keep the momentum going.

Teeing Up for the Future

As in so many areas of life, a sea of changes is slowly transforming this most traditional of games. We caught up with some of the area’s top golf pros to see how new technologies and audiences are shaping our local courses, and how they’re adapting with the times.

Comfort Prevails in Bathroom Renovations

Several simple elements make all the difference when refreshing our most-used room. We caught up with some local experts who share their insights into the process of bathroom remodeling and the latest trends.

Club Arcada: Speakeasy Revival Captures Roaring Twenties

The glitz and glamor that signified the 1920s are raging back into style at the third-floor lounge inside St. Charles’ classic former moviehouse. Step inside and see why it’s become such a hit for evening entertainment.

Nooks & Crannies, Winter Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

A Hill & Some Snow: Where to Find Outdoor Fun This Winter

We hardy Midwesterners know that all it really takes to have some fun in the winter is a good hill, enough snow and the right equipment. Here are some of the best locations in our region to ski, board and sled.

Genuine Northwest, Holiday Edition

Pringle School 21596 River Road, Marengo, (815) 923-2267 After more than a century, Pringle School remains a cornerstone in Marengo. It was built in 1867 and was one of four…
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Four Classic Festivals to Celebrate Autumn

Now that the weather is turning and the days are getting shorter, it’s time to focus on the family fun that comes with fall. Learn about four quintessential fall festivals in the northwest suburbs.