Now that summer is here, it’s time to get a much-needed change of scenery. Our region is ripe with luxurious hotels, thriving state parks, bustling downtowns and hidden attractions that bring you face-to-face with the refreshing waterfront. Where do you want to begin? ...

It's quickly becoming a go-to finish in bathrooms and other home design. Here's what you need to know before committing to sleek glass finishes. ...

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. ...

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. ...

Cozy up with some of these hot styles as you prepare for the transitional weather that's a hallmark of this season. (With Photo Gallery) ...

Though it's perhaps better known for its beaches, Wauconda is staking a position in its growing industrial corridor, where locally based companies are adding new jobs across many fields. ...

Since it was settled more than a century ago, the shore of Bangs Lake has lured Chicagoans looking for a summer escape. Wauconda has changed plenty, but one things remains constant: the allure of the lakefront. ...

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

Look dressy this spring while adding a little drama to your look. ...

After 50 years in business, Lindy’s Landing is a Wauconda institution, but tradition hasn’t stopped this restaurant from seeking new ideas to satisfy a changing market. ...