FDR’s New Deal brought many public projects to our region, but what’s lesser known is the impact these programs had on local artists. You can still find their works at post offices around the nation, including numerous spots across Illinois and Wisconsin. Here’s a helpful guide. ...

The Midwest is called “the breadbasket of the world,” and nothing goes better with bread than a little cheese. ...

Located along Wisconsin’s state line, this quaint community makes for a cozy weekend getaway that’s surprisingly close to home. ...

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region. ...

This may be “flyover country,” but our region has led the nation through many important milestones, both in social movements and product innovations. See if you can figure out which state each occasion took place, marking I for Illinois, or W for Wisconsin. ...

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region. ...

The Bramble Patch boasts the largest collection of Polish pottery in Wisconsin. Meet the mother and daughter team behind this unique business and find out how a sweet condiment got this venture started. ...

As Illinois and Wisconsin raced to be the first states that enshrined women’s voting rights in the Constitution, a wider movement was being led by women with deep ties to our region. A century later, their work is still being felt. ...

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

Are you in the mood for a weekend getaway with plenty of luxury? Check out a few places in our region that’ll help you live like royalty this winter. ...