Driving the Movement for Elgin’s Self-Improvement

It could have been just another five-year plan, but instead the City’s new “Strategic Principles & Priorities” encapsulates a growing movement in this city – one that engages every corner of the community in a pathway to prosperity.

Nooks & Crannies, Fall Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Exceptional Nurses: Doing Far More Than Expected

Being a nurse involves caring for patients and their families, demonstrating confidence at all times and thinking critically on a daily basis. Learn how a few nurses in our region go beyond what they’re “supposed” to do.

How Orthopedic Surgery is Solving Problems

Now that minimally invasive procedures are the norm, patients are recovering more quickly from orthopedic injuries and illnesses. Learn how far the field has come, how greatly patients’ lives are impacted by successful surgeries, and where orthopedics research is headed.

Rosie’s Gluten Free Sweets Finds Its Niche

Finding a gluten-free sweet treat that tastes good doesn’t have to be a challenge. Meet a pair of suburban bakers who have set out to make it even easier to maintain a gluten-free lifestyle.

Genuine Northwest, Spring Edition

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

A Guide to a New You

Keep the New Year’s spirit alive by maintaining your resolutions. Here’s how our region’s leading practices can help to refresh your look.

Genuine Northwest, Winter Edition

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

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 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.