Riverside Chocolate Factory, in McHenry, has long been attracting those who love a little sweet flavor. Take a tour inside and see how melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness comes together.

The right combination of function, color and accents makes these showstopping kitchens – and their adjacent spaces – a source of pride for these suburban families.

Every spring brings with it the arrival of new life. This miracle of nature comes in shapes big and small, and always right on time. Nature photographer David Olson has spent many years capturing the innocent moments between animals and their tender young, and here he displays some of his favorite aww-worthy scenes.

From busy cityscapes to quiet countryside, tidy subdivisions and bedroom communities to major thoroughfares, our region is an amazing patchwork of places, each with its own culture, its own identity and its own fascinating history. Take a tour through six communities that really put the Windy City into perspective.

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