West Chicago

Formally known as the Junction, West Chicago began as the first junction of railroad lines in Illinois. The birthplace of “Judge” Elbert Henry Gary, for whom Gary, Indiana is named, and of Josh Urban, more famously known as the WWF wrestler “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan. Truitt-Hoff Nature Preserve is also located in West Chicago and is […]


Voted 2nd best place to live (by Money Magazine) and the best place for an early retirement (according to Kiplinger 2013), Naperville is the wealthiest city in the Midwest. The fifth-largest city in Illinois, after Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, and Joliet, approximately 95,000 Napervillians live on the DuPage County side, while about 50,000 reside on the Will County side. […]


Elburn, nestled in the countryside of the Fox Valley, is now home to 5,602 people, having seen exponential growth since the year 2000 when the population was 2,756. The Elburn boundary begins near the intersection of Route 38 and Route 47 and while cornfields make up a majority of the landscape in Elburn, many new […]


Originally named after the Scottish tune “Elgin”, Elgin is the 8th biggest city in Illinois serving as home to just over 110,000 people. Much of its growth can be attributed to the milk and dairy product industry. In fact, Gail Borden, for which the local library is named, established a condensed milk factory here in […]


Batavia, Illinois is the oldest city in Kane County, founded in 1833. A “must see” when in Batavia, is the Early Woodlands Indian exhibit in the lower level of the Depot Museum (home to the Batavia Historical Society). Built on a solid industrial foundation, Batavia was known for the production of farm implement equipment and […]


 If you are looking for the best place in Illinois to raise children, look no farther than Geneva, recently ranked among the best school districts in the state according to local PARCC scores. Offering the perfect balance of work and play, Geneva is never devoid of entertainment. Geneva plays host to the Kane County Cougars […]

St. Charles

From the Kane County Fairgrounds to the DuPage County Airport. The Pride of the Fox has been home to Next Door Garage since 2009. The Arcada theatre, a historical location that has served as home to performers such as Joan Rivers and Bill Cosby, St. Charles also serves as home to more than 30,000 people. […]