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Discovering Your Roots with Genealogy

It’s amazing how quickly entire life histories can vanish from view. Those of us who yearn to know from where – and from whom – we came need only to don our detective hats. Discover how fun, frustrating and fulfilling it can be to trace the stories of your ancestors.

Five Lakeside Retreats Where It’s Easy to Press Pause

There’s something about the waterfront that calls to our souls, beckons us to slow down and enjoy the sweeter things in life. Now that it’s time to start planning that getaway, we’re dreaming of five destinations where you can’t help but press pause.

Teeing Up for the Future

As in so many areas of life, a sea of changes is slowly transforming this most traditional of games. We caught up with some of the area’s top golf pros to see how new technologies and audiences are shaping our local courses, and how they’re adapting with the times.

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.

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.