Nooks & Crannies, Summer Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues






NWQ Summer Getaway Guide

Our region offers endless opportunities for holiday escapes. Here are a few ideas for an easy weekend getaway this summer.






Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. July Barrington Cruise Nights Through Aug. 31, Th. 6:30 p.m. Themes include…
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Events @ a Glance: Mind and Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.






NWQ Spring Getaway Guide

Our region offers endless opportunities for holiday escapes. Here are a few ideas for an easy weekend getaway this spring.






Success Stories: Shodeen Homes

This family-owned business has been building top-notch residences since the 1960s. Learn what it takes to survive in the busy real estate market, and how Shodeen’s signature community plays to its strengths as a local firm.






Home Remodeling Advice: Show Some Flair with the Finishing Touches

Finishing touches are what make your kitchen feel homey. Check in with local experts to learn how colors, textures and materials bring warmth and comfort to your kitchen.






Get Out & Play! Ideas to Make the Most of Your Winter

Cabin Fever setting in? Feeling a little down from all those overcast days? Cheer up, sunshine! No matter if you enjoy the frigid outdoors or a cozy room with a…
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Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue.