You’ll find turtles in wetlands all across the world, but there’s only one part of the globe where the Blanding’s turtle makes its home, and the Chicago area is one of its favorite places to dwell. Although development is creating challenges for this unique species, there’s plenty of hope in the work of local conservationists.

Those who know Lt. Col. Gina Stramaglio know that she doesn’t just fly for a living – she flies through life, in a tireless pursuit of serving others. From her experience in the military to her experience as a commercial pilot and a tireless volunteer, this South Barrington resident continues to inspire others in many ways.

When the summer air gets hot and muggy, there’s something cooling and refreshing about a getaway to the lake or river. Luckily, we have plenty of them nearby. Before you go planning your summer retreat, study up on some of the best ways to play, whether that’s staying at a resort, buying some property or planning your playtime.

At one time, nearly half of the residents of Geneva could claim ancestry from Sweden. While that’s not so much the case these days, the Swedes have left an indelible mark on this community, and it’s on full display during the annual Swedish Days Festival. Now going 72 years strong, this event is the best of traditions new and old.

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