Fun on the farm

Fun on the farm

Nothing says fall like a trip to the farm. And there’s no better place for outdoor family fun, with a side of cider, of course!
Day Trippin'

Day Trippin'

If the dog days of summer had you climbing the walls, embrace the cooling temps and changing colors with a gorgeous drive, or hop on the bike and take off for the country!
Beyond the basics at Brookfield Zoo

Beyond the basics at Brookfield Zoo

Everyone loves visiting all the awesome animals and world-class exhibits at Brookfield Zoo, but many folks may not realize that the zoo offers so many fun and educational programs and events for families and people of all ages! If you ever have wante…
Thrills, chills and no sitting still

Thrills, chills and no sitting still

If you’re a fan of thrill rides or just looking for a family-friendly place to spend the day, you’ll find no shortage of options available in northern Illinois. The area is home to a variety of theme parks, large and small. Ready to start planning yo…
EDITOR’S CHOICE

EDITOR’S CHOICE

One of summer’s greatest pleasures is staying cool at a great local water park, and northern Illinois has plenty! But for thrill seekers, it’s as much about the ride as it is about the splash. We surveyed some local teenagers who have hit them all, t…
Heavenly Hikes

Heavenly Hikes

The best way to see the natural wonders of the area is on foot. Luckily, northern Illinois is home to hundreds of miles of trails for various abilities and interests. So grab your hiking boots and hit one of these top local trails.
Hit List

Hit List

1. Ramble through the river towns for great local art The Fox River Valley from Aurora to Elgin is …
Fall, from above

Fall, from above

Northern Illinois is full of stunning views. Whether it’s rolling prairies, sandy beaches or fall foliage, there’s no shortage of stunning sights. The best way to enjoy all those gorgeous views? From above. There’s a plethora of ways that you can tak…
Keep swinging

Keep swinging

Don’t let the winter snow and ice keep you from your favorite summer pastime – golf. There are plenty of indoor golf facilities throughout northern Illinois to keep you and your swing in shape, and maybe even improve with the aid of a golf simulator.…
Escape from the winter blues

Escape from the winter blues

You may not believe that you could live your life without your cell phone, but do you think you could survive without it for at least an hour?
GAME ON

GAME ON

Most restaurants and bars offer conversation, drinks and burgers. Today, many folks, from a wide va…
Eagle-eyed

Eagle-eyed

Each year, a majestic spectacle occurs in the skies above Illinois. Our state is home to one of the largest populations of wintering bald eagles in the country, second only to Alaska. And right now is one of the best times to see them.