Education Day Offers Unforgettable Learning

In September, Midway Village Museum will be home to World War II Days, the largest such re-enactment in the Midwest. Learn what to expect at this year’s event, including a day aimed just at youngsters.

Harlem Village & The KD Line

Have you ever wondered why so many things are called “Harlem” in Loves Park — Harlem Road, Harlem School District, Harlem Township, just to name a few? The answers lie in the history of this early railroad line.

NWQ Summer-Fall Getaway Guide

Our region offers endless opportunities for holiday escapes. Here are a few ideas for an easy weekend getaway this summer.

Success Stories: O’Fallon’s Fine Flowers

Meet a mother and daughter duo who are celebrating 15 years of success in crafting beautiful floral arrangements, and find out why their desire to stand out has earned them a loyal following.

Burpee on the Rise

Thanks to the devotion of those who prize this community jewel, a promising new chapter begins. Let us introduce you to the impressive new leadership team that’s making good things happen.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and innovations happening within our region’s manufacturing companies.

Smart Living Weekly – July 19, 2017

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Make the Most of Your Outdoor Spaces

The possibilities are endless when you’re planning improvements to your outdoor landscape. Learn from a few local experts how a few simple changes can have an exceptional impact on your yard.

6 Challenging Golf Holes

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.

The 2017 Manufacturing Leaders Roundtable

In a world of evolving technologies, volatile political climates and global power shifts, there’s much to concern us but much to make us hopeful. We met with six local manufacturing leaders to reflect on what most impacts their companies.