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. ...

You don’t have to visit a large entertainment venue to see an amazing show by a nationally touring artist. Read about some intimate hot spots off the beaten path that are putting on some high-caliber productions, often in unexpected places. ...

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. ...

A great weekend’s journey is hours away. Here are some excellent places to visit. ...

Building off another impressive year of growth, area businesses are expanding their investments in new projects around northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Get the scoop on what’s new in our region and what’s to come in the year ahead . ...

Meet 25 individuals who have inspired others around them on the road to success. These stories of extraordinary courage, vision and passion present a powerful reminder of the transformations happening all around our region ...

Sure, you can do all of your shopping online or at the mall. But you're missing out. For a truly memorable gift-giving season, head out to some of these inspiring downtown districts. We promise you'll find unique gifts and a fun experience along the way ...

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

Explore how seven communities are supercharging recent developments, how they’re setting the stage for new things to come, and why they’re optimistic about their prospects for the coming 12 months. ...