A district fisheries biologist recommends his top five favorite fishing holes in Illinois.
Illinois fish hatcheries ensure plenty of bass, crappie, muskie and others for fishermen in rivers and lakes. Learn how fish are bred by biologists and how the state’s waters are stocked.
Learn how to attract hummingbirds to your yard with these simple tips.
The Geneseo Art League helps foster the arts in the community of the small northwestern Illinois town.
Orangeville woman turns father’s farm into a crafters’ oasis – Memory Lane Crafting Retreat.
Head to Morton Arboretum in Lisle for a day filled with fun winter activities, such as snowshoeing.
Discover vineyard-inspired home decor from Gillespie-based company, Lotta Corks.
An old coal processing facility at Gob Hill in Northwestern Illinois has been turned into Atkinson Motorsports Park, an ATV lover’s dream.
How Illinois residents celebrate the arrival of springtime.
Illinois cyclists can cruise dozen of trail options throughout the state.
Take the guesswork out of gardening with Liane Doxey’s helpful book, The Garden Journal: The Essentials.
Sixth-generation farmer Alan Chesnut founded Top Shelf Replicas, an independent manufacturer of die-cast collectibles.
The 1,000 Tree Planting Project is an all-volunteer effort to plant 1,000 trees on one day every fall in the village of Riverside.
More than 600 community gardens across Chicago have sprouted green space in urban areas to grow fresh produce in the city.
The boxed entertainment of board games brings laughter and family together on cold winter nights.
Recent research has shown that providing garden birds extra food during cold months helps ensure a more successful breeding season in the springtime.
Visitors to Southwestern Illinois look toward the skies each winter to spot bald eagles.
Chainsaw artist Brian Willis transforms tree stumps, logs and firewood into artwork for homes and yards.
Watch the weekend fly by at Baker’s Memorial Fun Fly, during which the Freeport Radio Control Modelers Club pilot radio-controlled model airplanes all day.
Agriculture inspired Mercer County farmer and photographer Michael Zecher to go into professional photography – and it also cultivated his career.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Illinois is like an open book just waiting to be read, thanks to the creative and often historical murals that add beauty to buildings across the state.
Rick Frels found his calling in woodcarving.
Sheep are the most prevalent producers of wool, though it also comes from rabbits, goats and alpacas.
Natasha Lehrer, a 22-year-old from Big Rock, Illinois in Kane County is the owner of Esther’s Place Fiber Arts Studio, a business she started in a restored Victorian home when she was 18.
Here are three quick tips to help make sense of seed catalogs
Roger Baird, the groundskeeper for the Chicago Cubs, takes his lawn care seriously. He knows he has a team depending on lush, green grass not to trip them up on the way to making a tough catch.
Children’s book teaches kids where their food really comes from.
Tips for a smart start to antique shopping.
Three planting tips for beautiful flowers this summer.
High-jumping Lipizzan stallions date back to royal beginnings. Tempel Farms in Wadsworth, a northwest suburb of Chicago, is the only place in the United States where the rare, white Lipizzan stallions are bred and trained, then perform.
When the weather turns frigid, warm up with an Illinois title.