A weekend's journey is closer than you might think. Check out these fun destinations that are close to home but still feel so far away. ...

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship in each issue. ...

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

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

Check out these amazing images captured by our local photographers. ...

It's not a fun conversation to think about, but it's important to consider what will happen to your wealth when you pass. Experts from Illinois Bank & Trust explain one way to make sure you're prepared. ...

Vol. 18, No. 3 ...

It’s easy to take for granted, but it’s important to recognize the many ways our everyday heroes inspire us to dream more, do more, be more. So, we’ve found 25 individuals who have left a mark on our region by inspiring others through acts of courage, vision and passion. ...

Meet 25 individuals who have left a mark on our region. Everyday heroes are all around us. Parents, emergency responders and teachers come quickly to mind. But what about the small-business owners, conservationists, philanthropists and quiet leaders among us? It’s easy to take for granted, but it’s important to recognize the many ways these heroes inspire us to dream more, ...