The right combination of natural materials and colorful landscaping sets a perfect backdrop to summer fun. Here are a few starting points on the best outdoor oasis. ...

The new year is in full swing, and so is all the snow and cold that comes with a Midwestern winter. Make the most of it all with some of the best ways to get out and play. ...

In a county with an incredibly diverse economy, robust farmland, bustling cities, quiet subdivisions and a diverse population, growth is driving success. Today, local leaders are working to create conditions for the future while balancing what makes Kane County unique. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Are you in the market for a new home? Read about the luxurious, new construction projects two local homebuilders have recently completed, and find out what's in store for the future. ...

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

This family-owned business has been building top-notch residences since the 1960s. Learn what it takes to survive in the busy real estate market, and how Shodeen's signature community plays to its strengths as a local firm. ...

Leveraging a storied history, beautiful grounds and an out-of-the-way location, the owners of this Elburn treasure are crafting its new identity as a wedding and social events venue. ...

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