6 Can’t-Miss Holiday Shopping Destinations

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

Become an Amateur Astronomer

You don’t need to own a fancy telescope to view the stars, planets and comets in outerspace. Learn where several local observatories reside – each offering opportunities to view the night sky in all its splendor.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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

Smart Living Weekly – February 1, 2017

  Let’s Get Outside and Have Some Fun! Right in Our Region: Sure, it’s February and it’s pretty darned cold outside. But that doesn’t mean we have to huddle indoors…
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Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.

Dressing Up Your Home for the Holidays

Whether you enjoy the holiday season or despise it, we’ve come up with some tips to make holiday decorating simple and enjoyable.

A Checklist of Regional Craft Wine and Beer

We’ve made a checklist of the best craft breweries and wineries in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Can you visit them all this season?

Genuine Northwest, Summer/Fall Edition

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

Head to the Lake at These Idyllic Retreats

You don’t need to travel far to have a fun summer vacation. These four destinations known for their watery attractions are just a day trip away.

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.