FEATURES
The Wonders of Our Trees

This time of year, their bright colors light up our landscape in amazing ways, but there’s far more to love about trees than mere aesthetics. Explore the many ways trees enrich our communities and our environment, and meet the people whose life work is protecting them for generations to come.

FEATURES
A Big, French Family

Sharing in a “movable feast,” the members of Alliance Française de DuPage represent the amazing nature of America’s melting pot. Whether European ex-pats or admirers of all things French, they’ve discovered a unique bond in their cultural connections.

FEATURES
Stimulate Your Senses at the Woodstock Farmers Market

Visit any Tuesday or Saturday from April through October, and you’re sure to be drawn in by the rich sights, sounds and smells all around you. In this season of abundant harvest, there are many ways to taste the fruits of our local farms.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Live Theater Thrills Audiences at Raue Center

You don’t have to travel far to see an amazing live theater performance. Learn about a group of actors who put on memorable stage productions right in the heart of Crystal Lake.

REGIONAL DINING
4 Signature Local Spirits

Craft distilleries are appearing around our region and they’re taking advantage of locally produced grain. Step inside four local distilleries and find out what makes their signature drinks unique.

HOME & GARDEN
It’s Always a Good Time to Remodel

There’s a lot that goes into remodeling your home, and it’s important to make sure it’s done right the first time. Here are some of the things you can expect during the process and some of the best questions to ask when getting started.

HEALTH & FITNESS
Exceptional Nurses: Doing Far More Than Expected

Being a nurse involves caring for patients and their families, demonstrating confidence at all times and thinking critically on a daily basis. Learn how a few nurses in our region go beyond what they’re “supposed” to do.

NORTHWEST WOMAN
Fall Fashion: Fabulous Furs and Prints

These colorful prints and lush textures are sure to light up the wardrobe this season.

MIND & SPIRIT
NWQ Guide to Colleges 2018

It’s never an easy choice when seeking the perfect college — there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the top institutions available here in our region.

RECREATION & DESTINATIONS
10 Places We Love to Play in Autumn

Autumn is the perfect time to explore our region. Here are 10 quintessential places we love to play.

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
Driving the Movement for Elgin’s Self-Improvement

It could have been just another five-year plan, but instead the City’s new “Strategic Principles & Priorities” encapsulates a growing movement in this city – one that engages every corner of the community in a pathway to prosperity.