Take in the talent of local artists by traveling this self-guided tour. You'll stop at art studios, galleries, shops, wineries, craft breweries and restaurants along the way. ...

These warm months offer a fleeting, but meaningful, time to make the most of the Midwest’s best assets. Great food raised locally, still waters calming our souls, rustic retreats to lay our heads – are you already dreaming? ...

Now that it’s finally time to start planning that family getaway, we’re dreaming of five nearby destinations where you can’t help but press pause at the water’s edge. ...

A sea of changes is slowly transforming this most traditional of games. We caught up with some of the area’s top golf pros to see how new technologies and audiences are shaping our local courses, and how they’re adapting with the times. ...

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

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 ...

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, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue. ...

Join retired college professor Mark Schwendau and his wife, Karen, as they travel a former stagecoach trail by motorcycle and note interesting landmarks in each community along the way. ...

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

These are the holes that test golfers’ souls – the meanest holes to be found at some of our region’s top courses. With some help from area golf pros, we look at the anatomy of these dastardly layouts and the strategies to help you prevail. ...