FEATURES
Beyond Barrington: Its Welcoming Neighbors

What’s really in a name? For folks in the greater Barrington area, it’s an identity supported by strong community, open spaces and a relaxed lifestyle.






FEATURES
The Adventures of Brad Nordlof

He’s traveled the world capturing serene landscapes, forgotten places and lively cityscapes glowing in the night. Here, the photographer shares some of his favorite images and the stories behind them.






FEATURES
8 Challenging Golf Holes

These are the holes that test golfers’ souls – the meanest holes to be found at some of our region’s top courses. With some help from area golf pros, we look at the anatomy of these dastardly layouts and the strategies that enable the patient golfer to prevail.






ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music by the Lake Promises Top Musical Talent

Music by the Lake draws world-class entertainers to Williams Bay, Wis., every summer. This year’s lineup promises musical diversity, seasoned talent and well-regarded speakers.






REGIONAL DINING
Focused on Future, Port Edward Casts Wide Net

This longtime Algonquin favorite, always seeking something novel, is setting out to capture new diners while still maintaining the atmosphere and service that have made it a hallmark for five decades. See what’s in store.






HOME & GARDEN
How to Make Your Backyard Look Beautiful

Is your backyard attractive, scenic, and relaxing? If it could use a little work, there’s help. Discover how the right combination of water, plantings, and other focal points can make a big difference.






HEALTH & FITNESS
How Regional Experts are Curing Cancer

Cancer care is more advanced today than ever before. Patient outcomes look more and more favorable, and the credit goes to a variety of medical professionals and even patients themselves. Learn how medical experts in our region play a part in curing care.






NORTHWEST WOMAN
Spring Fashion: Fresh Looks for 2017

Brighten your style with these spring fashion trends.






MIND & SPIRIT
TLS Veterans Helps to Transform a Veterans’ Life

This nonprofit group in McHenry County provides housing assistance, peer support and employment assistance to veterans in need. The nonprofit is always looking to help more veterans and gather more volunteers.






RECREATION & DESTINATIONS
Shullsburg Creamery Makes it Good

This homegrown purveyor of Wisconsin cheeses is going strong more than 80 years after its founding. Discover what awaits your visit to Shullsburg.






PERSONAL & FINANCE
Protect Your Greatest Asset: Your Identity

Identity thieves are hitting more than your credit score. So, how do you protect yourself in the Information Age? Brian Conroy, of Savant Capital Management, offers a few tips for outsmarting thieves.






NW BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Banking & the Economy: Rising Optimism Means Growth Opportunity

Encouraged by increasing demand, many of our region’s small business leaders are making the commitment to expand or to launch their new enterprise. Before you pull the trigger, learn how banking services can help you to reach your goal.