FEATURES
From Prairies to Dairies … And Back Again

Before Wisconsin became the cheese capital, dairy farms in Kane and McHenry counties were milking a golden opportunity in Chicago. Join Jim Killam for a look into the industry’s past and the effort to protect the family farms and open pastures that still remain.

FEATURES
Destination: Dundee

Once a couple of sleepy districts along the Fox River, East and West Dundee are roaring to new life. Stefanie Dell’Aringa met up with a few of the people whose investments are transforming these sister communities into a must-see destination.

FEATURES
World War I: A Forgotten American Legacy

Though it pushed the United States onto the world stage, World War I also left unresolved numerous ethnic, religious and geopolitical conflicts still facing us today. A century later, Jon McGinty examines its legacy in our region.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Inside Arcada Theatre: Meet Ron Onesti, ‘Mr. Entertainer’

Ron Onesti is regarded as the “ultimate showman.” Learn how the entrepreneur helped transform the Arcada Theatre, in St. Charles, into a venerable entertainment hub.

REGIONAL DINING
Rosie’s Gluten Free Sweets Finds Its Niche

Finding a gluten-free sweet treat that tastes good doesn’t have to be a challenge. Meet a pair of suburban bakers who have set out to make it even easier to maintain a gluten-free lifestyle.

HOME & GARDEN
When Remodeling, Tie it All Together with Design

Color, line, shape, texture, space, form and unity are important considerations when planning your remodeled space. Learn from the experts how these elements add up to a beautiful new room.

HEALTH & FITNESS
How Orthopedic Surgery is Solving Problems

Now that minimally invasive procedures are the norm, patients are recovering more quickly from orthopedic injuries and illnesses. Learn how far the field has come, how greatly patients’ lives are impacted by successful surgeries, and where orthopedics research is headed.

NORTHWEST WOMAN
Wedding Stories: The Bride’s Inside Guide

We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.”

MIND & SPIRIT
How Turning Point is Stopping Abuse

Turning Point received more than 2,000 crisis calls last year. Learn more about this nonprofit’s mission to confront domestic violence in McHenry County.

RECREATION & DESTINATIONS
World War II Days Brings the 1940s to Life at Midway Village

When Midway Village Museum holds its annual World War II Days this September, it will bring together the largest such re-enactment in the Midwest. Find out what activities are available this year and how you can experience living history.

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
A Family Business Story ‘Maid’ in Harvard

Six brothers set out to find their fortunes, each guided by his work in the family bakery. This is the story of how those brothers have carried the lessons and work of their youth into successful enterprises that all lead back to home.