This in between season is what we make of it, and we’re determined to make the most of every day. From outdoors events to indoors fun, we found a scattering of adventure that’s sure to kick that cabin fever to the proverbial curb. ...

It’s the season to get lost in the mesmerizing gifts of nature, while reveling in the crisp and invigorating fall air. These 10 hikes are sure to reveal the best this season has to offer. ...

Sharing in a “movable feast,” the members of Alliance Française de DuPage represent the amazing nature of America’s melting pot. Whether European ex-pats or admirers of all things French, they’ve discovered a unique bond in their cultural connections. ...

Before Wisconsin became the cheese capital, dairy farms in Kane and McHenry counties were milking a golden opportunity in Chicago. Join Jim Killam for a look into the industry’s past and the effort to protect the family farms and open pastures that still remain. ...

Though gradually disappearing from the landscape, family farms remain a treasured institution in our region. Meet a Sugar Grove family whose members have been farming the same land for nearly 175 years. ...

How well do you know the history of northwest Chicagoland? Take our quiz and test your knowledge on these noteworthy properties. ...

If you live in an older home, your walls have a story to tell. With a little detective work, and some help from an historical researcher, you can uncover the tales of your home and its former owners. ...

Even as property sales charge forward, buyers today face many challenges when closing a deal. Whether you’re seeking something in the commercial or residential fields, here’s what you need to know in this new marketplace. ...

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. ...

Sure, some parts of our region look a lot like suburbia, but don't be fooled, agricultural pursuits and the rural lifestyle are still thoroughly ingrained in our culture. Rhonda Mix looks at the enduring significance of the fair. ...