FEATURES
NWQ’s 10th Anniversary: A Story 10 Years in the Making

Time sure flies when you’re having fun, and we’ve had plenty of it over the past decade. As we mark the occasion of our 10th anniversary in the northwest suburbs, we look back at the ways our magazine and our region have changed.

FEATURES
Know Your Neighbors: Elgin Symphony’s Andrew Grams

He’s performed with and conducted some of the best orchestras in the world, and we’re lucky to say he’s made his home base in Elgin. Meet the dynamic leader of Elgin Symphony Orchestra and learn what it’s like to stand in the company of legends.

FEATURES
It’s a Wild World! (A Photo Journey)

The wilderness that surrounds our urban landscapes is a source of inspiration and peacefulness for many photographers. Their work reveals a glimpse of what we can experience while exploring this magnificent planet.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
TownSquare Players: Fifty Years of Live Theater in Woodstock

For half a century, volunteers dedicated to quality community theater have helped to make this McHenry County staple a vaunted local tradition.

REGIONAL DINING
Club Arcada: Speakeasy Revival Captures Roaring Twenties

The glitz and glamor that signified the 1920s are raging back into style at the third-floor lounge inside St. Charles’ classic former moviehouse. Step inside and see why it’s become such a hit for evening entertainment.

HOME & GARDEN
Comfort Prevails in Bathroom Renovations

Several simple elements make all the difference when refreshing our most-used room. We caught up with some local experts who share their insights into the process of bathroom remodeling and the latest trends.

HEALTH & FITNESS
A Closer Look at Addiction and Depression

Learn how local hospital professionals are responding to the phenomenon of substance abuse as it relates to mental illness, and how they’re treating depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses with non-pharmacological solutions.

NORTHWEST WOMAN
Ready for Winter: Fashionable Layers

This winter apparel makes a fashionable statement for the urban woman.

MIND & SPIRIT
Northwest Quarterly’s Annual Guide to Schools

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

RECREATION & DESTINATIONS
A Visit to Milwaukee: Showing off Why We Love Wisconsin

Our neighbors to the north sure know how to make the most of a season, and winter is no exception. We found some of the places where the locals love to play

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
Changing the Future of 3-D Printing at CIDEAS

Long used as an aid to traditional manufacturing, 3-D printing is coming into its own as a unique means of production. Step inside one of the region’s top printing studios and explore how this Crystal Lake team continues printing its way into the next big thing.