FEATURES
Water: Our Most Precious Resource

Given all the rain we’ve had this year, water may feel like an abundant resource, but don’t be deceived. These conservationists, urban planners and policymakers are determined to keep our water clean and flowing for generations to come.

FEATURES
A ‘Berry’ Fun Outing in Woodstock

Among the rolling, pastoral hills outside Woodstock, in between corn and soybean fields, lie farms that are ripe with another kind of fruit: berries. It’s time to bring your basket and pack the car for a scenic and delicious experience.

FEATURES
8 Unexpected Midwest Vacation Destinations

Forget Disney World and your family’s traditional summertime escape. We’ve found eight Midwestern locations that, even if they seem a little familiar, still hold plenty of surprises for those willing to accept the journey.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Laugh-Out-Loud Season at Raue Center

Crystal Lake’s Raue Center for the Arts has a quality lineup of entertainers for the upcoming season. Learn which big-name acts are hitting the stage.

REGIONAL DINING
Bleuroot in West Dundee: A Cozy Farm-to-Table Favorite

Farm-to-table creations are key to Bleuroot’s menu. See why this relatively new restaurant in West Dundee attracts clientele from across the region.

HOME & GARDEN
Scenic and Low-Maintenance? Yes, it’s Possible

Creating a beautiful and easy-to-maintain backyard is well within your reach. There are professionals in our area who can help you create a backyard you can be proud of.

HEALTH & FITNESS
Advancements in Cancer Treatment

There’s been exponential progress in finding ways to diagnose and treat various cancers. Learn what physicians in our region are excited about.

NORTHWEST WOMAN
A Bride’s Inside Guide to Local Wedding Venues

Of all the components that comprise a wedding ceremony and reception, few are as important – or as challenging to schedule – as the venue. Whether you dream of a Midwest destination wedding or a hometown setting, our area offers spectacular options.

MIND & SPIRIT
Empowering Young Chefs Through Culinary Camp

Kids who attend this camp will learn their way around the kitchen. Find out how this program can also have far-reaching effects.

RECREATION & DESTINATIONS
Kuipers Family Farm: Counting Down to Fall Fun

This sprawling orchard is loaded with exciting fall activities. Find out how this family farm continues to grow and learn what’s in store for the upcoming season.

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
The Golden Corridor and Harper College: Making a Revolution in Manufacturing

Fully embracing digital fabrication, the “maker movement,” and communities that build entrepreneurs, Harper College is jumping in head-first as it builds a new hub that promises to fuel area manufacturing.