Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. ...

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. ...

If you want it, homebuilders can create it. Find out the many ways in which designers can add pizazz to your abode, and learn what add-ons are gaining popular among buyers. ...

Building season doesn't start for a few months, but now is the best time to get the process started. Learn from the local experts how to plan and what to consider before you build. ...

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We highlight places of worship, one in the country and one in the city. ...

The real estate market has taken some big turns over the past decade, but consumer confidence is steadily returning. Discover how first-time and move-up buyers alike can find deals in today's economy. ...

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We highlight two places of worship, one in the country and one in the city. ...

Lil Pagni didn't always know she was an artist, but now that she does, this former stay-at-home mom has used her talents to help others in need. ...

Far more than a residential community, this unique space is also an operating farm, a natural preserve and an operating equestrian center. See how sustainable lifestyles are just the start. ...

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