A 2020 Economic Forecast: Plenty of Optimism with a Touch of Uncertainty

A year filled with economic successes has local leaders feeling optimistic about the months to come. Get a taste of what’s happening in our region and what challenges could lie ahead.

Genuine Northwest, Holiday Edition

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

Eats, Meats & Treats for a Memorable Holiday Feast

You’re looking to make this holiday season a memorable time with family and friends, and that inevitably means a warm, hearty meal together. But how to make sure it’s picture-perfect? We’ve sought advice on picking just the right accents this season.

8 Craft Drink Destinations

Our region is rich with prime crafters of beer, wine and spirits. We’ve found eight destinations serving up truly unique spirits, memorable wines and signature beers you can’t avoid visiting this season.

Houses of Worship: Living the Faith

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to impact our region in many ways. We enjoy highlighting places of worship and their work both at home and abroad.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Fall Edition

Time for a weekend escape! Here are some great getaway spots to visit.

Mixing Traditions and New Ideas in Geneva

Geneva’s beloved festivals may seem a little different this year, but it’s all part of a plan to respect tradition while also embracing new ideas. It also happens to be a critical leadership approach for the city’s new Chamber of Commerce president.

Nooks & Crannies, Winter Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Genuine Northwest, Winter Edition

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

Success Stories: The Oscar Swan Country Inn

Time seems to have stopped at this quaint retreat in Geneva, but then again, staying ahead of the times and connecting with guests in a meaningful way has never really gone out of fashion.