• StarView Vineyards

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    Honoring Filmmakers at Ebertfest

  • Unwind at The Senator’s Inn

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    Escape to the Quad City Botanical Center




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EcoGrove Wind Farm

Near my home town, Acciona recently started the “EcoGrove Wind Farm” in a rural area of northwest Illinois. Over the past year or two, dozens of these turbines were constructed across miles of land in this region and, because of their …



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Laid-back Urbanity: Lake Forest's Market Square

Lake Forest’s Market Square delivers laid-back urbanity. It’s a slice of slow life in a fast lane world, with graceful buildings and a long village green. Designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1916, Market Square draws shoppers, fine diners and commuters. Pedestrians and kids love to linger in the grassy center park, and small shops line the sidewalks. Many have been there for generations.