May 2017

Exceptional Camps for Exceptional People

Every summer thousands of youngsters enjoy the experiences of summer camps. They make new friends, enjoy new experiences ranging from hiking and swimming to zip line trips, and take in all  the great outdoors offers. Scout organizations, church camps and even athletic groups give campers summer adventures they will never forget. While most camps cater […]


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Exceptional Camps for Exceptional People

Every summer thousands of youngsters enjoy the experiences of summer camps. They make new friends, enjoy new experiences ranging from hiking and swimming to zip line trips, and take in all  the great outdoors offers. Scout organizations, church camps and even athletic groups give campers summer adventures they will never forget. While most camps cater […]

2017 Best of Illinois Winners

The Illinois Country Living Magazine staff thanks everyone who submitted entries to the 2017 Best of Illinois Reader’s Choice Contest. We received online and mail-in ballots nominating top honorees in the Northern, Central and Southern regions. Here we proudly identify the deserving winners of each category.   Eats Destination and Recrecation The Arts Getaways Shopping […]

Butterflies, cookies and love

After answering the door to her farmhouse, Nancy Agney led me to her living room. As she turned, I noticed a gold filigree butterfly pin she was wearing on her back. I thought that was an odd spot to wear a pin and she went on to tell me about Courtney. Courtney was the daughter of […]

Living with severe allergies

Eleven-year-old Miles Kaufmann was extremely excited to take a family vacation to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. A lot of planning went into the trip – where they would go, what they would see, the rides he wanted to experience. The one thing, however, that created the most excitement was eating in the park restaurants. […]