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.






Success Stories: Acquaviva Winery

Warm Mediterranean hospitality is the cornerstone of the Brandonisio family’s success and it’s the thing you’ll find aplenty at this scenic winery, restaurant and guest house in Maple Park.






Nat’s on Maple: Sycamore Favorite Enjoys Taste of Success

With its evolving menu, comfort food has remained the staple of this cozy Sycamore restaurant for more than a decade.






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.






Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

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






A Checklist of Regional Craft Beer and Wine

We’ve made our list and checked it twice. Now, can you visit them all this season?






Area Festivals That Offer Classic Fall Fun

With the ripening harvest and rich colors emerging on our landscape, fall appeals to people of every age. Enjoy the fun, folklore and festivities at some of the best autumn events that our region has to offer.






Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.