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Choose from among several cabins and campground sites at White Pines State Park.
7 Scenic Camping Retreats

‘Roughing it’ in the woods typically means spending a night on the hard ground – but it doesn’t have to, anymore. Explore these seven unique places where you can reconnect with the land, according to your style.

Aerial and exterior photos of the Rosecrance Harrison Campus.
Rosecrance: 100 Years of Help, Hope, Recovery

What began as one couple’s act of charity to homeless children has evolved into a highly respected, nationally recognized agency. Meet people who’ve found a new chance at life.






Mail boat captain Neill Frame (Samantha Ryan photo)
Know Your Neighbors: Neill Frame

Little can keep the Lake Geneva mail boat from making its daily rounds to shoreline residents. On the 100th anniversary of this famous mail boat’s first voyage, we caught up with the man who’s captained it for 54 years.






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Meet Amy Ott: Boylan Catholic High School’s First President

Amy Ott is giving back to her alma mater by embracing a new leadership position at Boylan Catholic High School. Learn how she’s made an impact on students, staff and the community this past year.






Mo Pitney (Photo provided)
Musician Profile: Cherry Valley’s Mo Pitney

A rising star in Nashville’s country music scene owes a lot to the wide-open spaces of northern Illinois. Meet this young musician and discover shy his hometown is so close to his heart.