Button Down for Winter’s Wrath

Don’t wait until after the cold’s set in to fix problems in your home. Instead, take the efficient route and learn how to prepare your home for the chilly months ahead.

Trendy Looks for a Windy City Winter

Fashionable layers can help you stay warm while looking stylish. See what’s trending in the Windy City this wintertime.






9 Must-Experience Winter Adventures

We choose to see snow not as a deterrent to fun, but as the very thing that makes winter exceptional. Explore some of the destinations and activities that only get better when cold winds blow.






Northwest Quiz: Winter Sports Trivia

It may be cold outside, but there are plenty of ways to get out and play in the snow. Test your knowledge of wintertime activities you can find in our region.






Northwest Quiz: Winter Critters

Many animals hibernate during cold Illinois winters, but you can still find some out and about in our region. See if you can figure out which animal matches up to each of the following facts.






Arrival of the Owls

Last winter, while birders around Chicagoland marveled at the appearnace of snowy owls, one photographer braved the cold to capture the action.






Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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






9 Things We Love About Winter

It may be cold outside, but our region’s best winter fun is just heating up. We dare you not to find somethign to celebrate this season, as Chris Linden shares some of our favorites.






How to Launch Your Own Enterprise

Have you ever thought about going into business for yourself? Whether or not you’re employed, maybe it’s time to branch out on your own, either full- or part-time. Here’s what you need to know.