2018 Illinois Midterm Elections: Here's What You Need to Know

Finally — the midterm elections are here, and it is time to make your vote count. Historically the midterm elections have a lower voter turnout than a presidential election, but this year the midterms hold an even bigger meaning, especially with the divisive political climate in the country today. Americans will be voting on the […]

We Asked, They Answered: Inside the 2018 Illinois Governor’s Race

In an effort to get to know our gubernatorial candidates — many of whom live right here in our community — we invited each of them to answer 11 pressing questions on everything from global warming to gun control. So far, four have responded: Democrats Daniel Biss, Bob Daiber, Chris Kennedy, and Robert Marshall. Here’s what […]

Chicagoland's Top Teachers Share Their Best Piece of Advice

If there’s one thing we know for certain in these uncertain times, it’s that children and young adults hold the key to a brighter (and hopefully safer) future. Beyond parents and caregivers, there’s no one more fundamental to the positive development of our kids than their teachers and school leaders. Golden Apple, a nonprofit dedicated […]

4 Romantic Weekend Getaways Near Chicago

It’s winter in Chicago, which means if you’re like us — and everyone else in this city — you’re ready to get away. This Valentine’s Day, why not hit the road with that special someone for a cozy and romantic weekend escape? Here are four hideaways where you can retreat and recharge, all far enough […]

Winter Escape to Yesteryear in Galena, Illinois

Trade today’s stresses for the charms of yesteryear with a quick getaway to picturesque Galena, Illinios, a three-hour drive from Chicago. With 85 percent of this quaint, tiny town listed as a national historic district, visiting is like stepping back to a calmer time. While the eclectic shops, spas and wineries make for a fun […]

College Town Tours: Big Ten

Taking your high school junior to tour one of the Big Ten schools? Use our guide to enjoy the sights and tastes of some of the best college towns around. From bike races in Bloomington to ice cream in Iowa City, may the best college town win your child’s heart University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign […]