FEATURES
Holiday Shopping: 5 Can’t-Miss Shopping Destinations

Sure, you can do all of your shopping online or at the mall. But you’re missing out. For a truly memorable gift-giving season, head out to some of these inspiring downtown districts. We promise you’ll find unique gifts and a fun experience along the way.






FEATURES
More than Just Horsin’ Around at Main Stay

It’s no small thing when these horse lovers say they have a way of changing lives through animal-assisted therapies. Indeed, a wide variety of clients have achieved personal empowerment while working with this Richmond-area farm’s lovable critters.






FEATURES
An Iron Horse Takes the Galena-Chicago Stagecoach Trail

Stagecoach trails became the first formal infrastructure for Illinois travel. Join retired college professor Mark Schwendau and his wife, Karen, as they travel the Galena-Chicago stagecoach trail by motorcycle and note interesting landmarks.






ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Arts on Display During Christmas at the Dole

Christmas at the Dole promises to be a dazzling display of the arts. Learn how Lakeside Arts Park is bringing extra cheer to the Dole this holiday season.






REGIONAL DINING
FoxFire Restaurant: Geneva Steakhouse Keeps Things Fresh

For 13 years, this steakhouse has provided a casual setting where guests can enjoy contemporary American fare. Discover how this restaurant has remained successful over the years.






HOME & GARDEN
Dress Up Your Home for the Holidays

Whether you enjoy decorating your home for the holiday season or dread the work involved, we’ve found some tips from the experts on how to make holiday decorating simple and enjoyable.






HEALTH & FITNESS
Breakthrough Cardiac Health Care

Thanks to revolutionary technology and innovative procedures, cardiac care has immensely improved in recent years. Learn how local hospitals are leaders when it comes to providing breakthrough cardiac health services.






NORTHWEST WOMAN
Fall Favorites: Apparel that Makes a Statement

Make a statement this season with these trendy new styles, available at local boutiques (gallery included).






MIND & SPIRIT
(Mc)Help is a Click Away in McHenry County

With the help of a new mobile phone app, a new 24/7 crisis network is here for those suffering from depression, substance abuse, bullying, suicide and more.






RECREATION & DESTINATIONS
Special Holiday Traditions in Geneva

Each year, roughly 20,000 people flock to Geneva for the annual Christmas Walk and House Tour. Find out what makes this holiday tradition such a special homecoming for our region.






PERSONAL & FINANCE
3 Major Retirement Hazards to Avoid

Retirement can mean the beginning of a new life. Here are a few common dangers to avoid.






NW BUSINESS MAGAZINE
When Business and Philanthropy Go Hand-in-Hand

Philanthropy comes in many forms, and it’s top of mind this time of year. Discover some of the ways that businesses, employees and owners can further their business goals while doing something good.