Many animals hibernate during cold Illinois winters, but you can still find some out and about in our region. See if you can figure out which animal matches up to each of the following facts. ...

It's true, winter is a time where we can value silence and the crisp winds. We make the case for getting outside and exploring the winter landscape, through many recreational activities. ...

This time of year, we celebrate romance and love in many ways, say with gift-giving or special retreats. Here are a few local ideas for spending a romantic winter date. ...

Our region has so many places to play and get away! Here are a few worth visiting this season. ...

Why stay indoors when there's so much to explore in your own backyard? Jamie Johannsen leads a tour of the best outdoor winter activities our region has to offer. ...

Temperatures are cold, but the fashion is hot this winter. Check out this season's classy trends. ...

Check out these breathtaking winter images, captured around our region. ...

Expert photographer Nels Akerlund offers tips for shooting great photography in even the coldest of weather. ...