From Broadway Hits to Serious Shows

You don’t have to travel far to find world-class musical and theatrical performances. Here’s a breakdown of just some of our region’s upcoming events and amazing venues.

What Merits Medical Attention?

More than 136 million people visit an emergency room each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Discover what health professionals are seeing in the emergency room and find out what they say are valid reasons to visit the ER.






Creative Cocktails to Get You Through the Cold

Heat up your winter with some of these unique cocktails, which can be found only in our region.






Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue.






Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.






Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.






Nooks & Crannies, Holiday Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.






Getting to the Heart of Cardiac Health

Heart disease is still prevalent in our society, but fortunately there are many notable advancements in medicine, nutrition and surgical procedures. Learn how patients are receiving better treatment.






NWQ Holiday Getaway Guide

Our region offers endless opportunities for holiday escapes. Here are a few ideas for an easy weekend getaway this winter.






Theater Comes Alive at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

This creatives space in Arlington Heights stages nearly 350 performances a year, including a series of four Broadway musicals. Discover how this venue keeps our region rich with talent.