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. ...

For 90 years, Swiss Colony has helped take the stress out of holiday shopping. Find out how a college student turned a class project into a booming business. ...

This Episcopal priest has made a long career of helping people to recover from their addictions. With a background in counseling, this Barrington Hills resident embraces a different way of serving others this season. ...

In autumn, our thoughts turn to the bounty of the land. If you’re in search of the perfect pumpkin, cider doughnut, or apple orchard, here are nine classic Midwestern destinations to visit. ...

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

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

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. ...

Rockford's merriest and brightest event of the year is back on Nov. 26. Discover what to expect at this year's Stroll on State festival. ...

Aaron Poling has been in the garage door business since he was 10. He shares insight on what it takes to run a garage door business and what separates his company from the competition. ...