FEATURES
All Together for Downtown Aurora

Always the heart of this busy city, downtown Aurora is celebrating a new chapter in its story, as it welcomes increasing numbers of new visitors, and along with them, new attractions, small businesses and residences.

FEATURES
A Touch of the Wild

Traveling through some of the wildest parts of North America, photographer David C. Olson captures elusive creatures, breathtaking landscapes and fleeting moments of natural wonder.

FEATURES
Backyard Beautiful: An Oasis to Envy

Your yard deserves to be an escape you can enjoy showing off, and with the right combination of plant cover, stone and water, any yard can provide a serene escape. But, you have to admit, these two properties really take the cake.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music by the Lake Returns for 19th Season

Every year, the Music by the Lake concert series showcases a variety of musical acts. See what’s on the lineup for this summer.

REGIONAL DINING
Region Kitchen and Bar in Barrington: High-Flying Chef Perlick Branches Out Again

This local restaurateur continues to impress his clientele. Step inside his latest creation and discover a vegetarian dish that’s in popular demand.

HOME & GARDEN
How Automation Transformed a Home

Given the state of technology these days, it’s easier than ever to equip your home with high-tech features controlled from a smartphone. Step inside this souped-up Fox Valley home and discover some of the possibilities.

HEALTH & FITNESS
Getting Your Life Back After a Stroke

These days, many stroke survivors make significant recoveries thanks to physical, occupational, speech and alternative therapies. Discover what resources are available in our region.

NORTHWEST WOMAN
Colorful Spring Fashion

Catchy colors and patterns are filling the spring wardrobe this year, and they make a real showing at The Geneva Inn, in Lake Geneva.

MIND & SPIRIT
Weaving Generations Together with Quilting

Quilting gives people of all ages a unique chance to showcase their talents and passions. Learn about three dedicated quilting groups in our area.

RECREATION & DESTINATIONS
NWQ Getaway Guide, Spring Edition

A great weekend’s journey isn’t so far away. Here are some excellent places to visit.

PERSONAL & FINANCE
What To Know Before You Move to a Senior Community

Before making this life-changing decision, it’s important to do your homework and learn what you can. Find out some of the topics loved ones and their caregivers commonly discuss with these communities.

NW BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Fast-Track a Career in Auto Service at MCC

With the help of McHenry County College, one student accelerated his career in the automotive industry. Learn how community colleges are making a difference in filling the skills gap.