In this latest holiday gift guide, the jolly old elf shares a few of his favorite locally owned businesses where you’re sure to find gifts that surprise, delight and amaze even the grinchiest among us.

Get your kicks on … Route 20? You bet. From its start in New York to its terminus in Oregon, this rambling road takes travelers on a true cross-slice of American history and culture – particularly through northern Illinois.

In a community where violent crime is stuck at historically high levels, local leaders are hitting back by employing new tactics that divert those most likely to enter a life of crime.

For two decades, Don Manzullo represented the people of Illinois’ 16th Congressional District. His new memoir recounts his experiences of serving in Washington while remaining true to democracy, his faith and the people of northern Illinois.

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