The Aurora Festival of Lights is back, with more than 200 displays of holiday lights. See what's in store for this year's event, one of the region's largest outdoor displays. ...

This performing arts center has been bringing world-class entertainment to Schaumburg for almost 30 years. Find out what makes this a special regional destination. ...

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

Some of the world's most creative minds have joined the long-running list of speakers at this Woodstock Opera House event. Check out how these shows have inspired locals for decades. ...

The dynamic woman behind this Crystal Lake financial planning business has spent more than three decades building relationships – an important component to quality customer service. ...

No remodeling project is too big or too small for this St. Charles-based firm, whose founders have learned that a small job now can lead to a big job in the future. ...

This teacher-turned-financial planner spreads plenty of Christmas cheer with his work during Geneva's annual Christmas Walk, but he's also a passionate photographer and world traveler. ...

For more than 15 years, this Crystal Lake nursery has done its part to give back to the community, with a colorful display. Take a look at this year's "garden quilt" and how it's impacting a local nonprofit group. ...

Football is a way of life for many suburban families, but in the town of Cary, loyalties run especially deep. Meet the coaches, players, parents and alumni who treasure those Friday night lights. (gallery included) ...

Facing new sources of competition, this McHenry-based travel agency has carved a niche based on customer service and firsthand knowledge of popular destinations. ...