4 Idyllic Lake Retreats to Explore This Summer

You don’t need to travel far to have a fun summer vacation. These four destinations known for their watery attractions are just a day trip away.

Lindy’s Landing: Staying Afloat Through Waves of Change

After 50 years in business, Lindy’s Landing is a Wauconda institution, but tradition hasn’t stopped this restaurant from seeking new ideas to satisfy a changing market.

City of Savanna, Ill.

Located on the Mississippi River.
Find more at www.visitsavanna.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.

Aquascape Foundation: The Gift of Water

What good can one company do in helping Third World countries to obtain safe, clean drinking water? A lot, it turns out, as Karla Nagy learns how a St. Charles pond equipment maker is changing communities.

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.

Northwest Quiz, Summer 2012

Sure, we’re a long way from the ocean, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun in the water! See how much you know about our local rivers and lakes, then enjoy one!

Magic Waters’ New Attraction Offers Big Thrills

Adrenaline junkies, brace yourself for a 75-foot plunge coming this summer to the Cherry Valley, Ill., water park.

Pier 290: Gage Marine Christens Dockside Dining Project

Restaurant Profile: A brand new dining experience is now open at Lake Geneva’s Gage Marine. Get a sneak peak at the new dockside restaurant and see how it serves both boaters and landlubbers.

Genuine Northwest

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