How to Choose the Right Boat

It’s just about time to hit the water for another great boating season. Here are a few things you need to know about selecting and maintaining the perfect watercraft.

Five Star Boat Center

Marina, Service Center, New & Used Boats
410 Kings Road, Fox Lake, Ill.
(847) 587-2400
www.patrickenterprises.com

Escape to the Water: 3 Boating Havens

It’s nearly time to hit the open water, and there’s no better location for boating than right here. Explores three popular destinations, from busy lakes to quiet waters.

Genuine Northwest, Winter Edition

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

Chain O’Lakes: Charting a Course for Summer Fun

What attracts nearly 30,000 boaters every weekend, and is one of the busiest inland waterways in America? Paul Anthony Arco finds out why this chain of 15 lakes is our region’s favorite summer playground.