• StarView Vineyards

  • Five Breathtaking Nature Walks in Illinois

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    Honoring Filmmakers at Ebertfest

  • Unwind at The Senator’s Inn

  • Quad Cities Botanic Center Feature

    Escape to the Quad City Botanical Center


8 the mountains of IL

The Mountains of Illinois

As the heart of the Heartland, Illinois offers a unique topography that I love to capture on film. From its lowest point (on the Mississippi River at 279′) to its highest point (Charles Mound at 1,235′), the state covers 956′ …




11 the best new reason to visit bridgeport

The Best New Reason to Visit Bridgeport

Mention the South Side neighborhood of Bridgeport, and Chicagoans are likely to think of Daley (our mayor reportedly has a home there); the Sox (enough said); and the cult foodie hit Healthy Food, a no-frills Lithuanian restaurant on Halsted’s main drag (yes, …