FEATURES
Winter Fun: Get Outside and Play

We hardy Midwesterners are accustomed to the wild mood swings of winter, so we know there’s no excuse to miss the best this season has to offer. Whether you enjoy relaxed pursuits or more active adventures, you’re sure to find a winter wonderland just outside your window.

FEATURES
McHenry Makes a Comeback

Things are waking up in downtown McHenry, where once-sleepy blocks are witnessing a steady stream of newcomers. Talk to the right people, and you’ll hear about a destination finally coming into its own.

FEATURES
A Moment in Time

Brad Nordlof travels the world with his camera, always ready to capture the serenity and wonder all around. He has a gift for finding beauty in some of the most peaceful landscapes of North America.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Paramount Theatre: Broadway-Scale on a Local Stage

Downtown Aurora’s performing arts center is far more than a house for touring shows. Its Broadway Series is drawing audiences from a wide geography – and the admiration of Chicago’s top theater critics.

REGIONAL DINING
Goldmoor Inn Restaurant: A Galena Treasure Keeps Its Eye on the Details

This upscale, fine dining restaurant serves both overnight guests and the general public. Take advantage of the stunning views while you dine and enjoy a classic dish that’s been a staple on the menu for nearly 30 years.

HOME & GARDEN
Go for Warmth in the Cozy Home

What does “cozy” look like in your home? For most of us, warming up the home is a matter of pairing the right surfaces, colors and designs in a way that makes anybody feel right at home.

HEALTH & FITNESS
Pediatrics for Parents: How to Help Your Child Live a Healthy Life

Parents know a few things when it comes to their children’s health – but there’s plenty still to learn. Glean tips from local physicians as they cover the basics.

NORTHWEST WOMAN
Wedding Planning Advice From a Bride-To-Be

Wedding planning should be way more fun than it is stressful. Step into the experience of our managing editor as she shares her advice for planning a wedding in our area.

MIND & SPIRIT
Moving Science Education into the Future

Teachers and staff can’t say enough about the new Liebman Science Center at McHenry County College. Step inside this hub for science education and learn about its many modernized features.

RECREATION & DESTINATIONS
7 Luxurious Winter Retreats

Are you in the mood for a weekend getaway with plenty of luxury? Check out a few places in our region that’ll help you live like royalty this winter.

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
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Flocon: A Global Competitor and Local Powerhouse

Maybe you’ve never heard of Flocon Inc., in Woodstock, but there’s a good chance you’ve seen their work. Take a look inside this growing firm and its strategy for staying globally competitive.