Fall Fashion: Autumn Outerwear

Cozy up with some of these hot styles as you prepare for the transitional weather that’s a hallmark of this season. (With Photo Gallery)

4 Wauconda Companies That Are Expanding

Though it’s perhaps better known for its beaches, Wauconda is staking a position in its growing industrial corridor, where locally based companies are adding new jobs across many fields.






Wauconda, on a Lake Like No Other

Since it was settled more than a century ago, the shore of Bangs Lake has lured Chicagoans looking for a summer escape. Wauconda has changed plenty, but one things remains constant: the allure of the lakefront.






Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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






Spring Fashion: Stone Cold Chic

Look dressy this spring while adding a little drama to your look.






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.






NWQ Summer Getaway Guide

Our region offers endless opportunities for summertime fun. Here are a few ideas for a great weekend getaway.






Spring Fashion: A Playful Palette

Stand out like spring blossoms this season, with vibrant prints and bold blouses.






Four Fresh Dishes For the Local Foodie

There’s nothing quite like a fresh, homemade dish that surprises and delights. Discover a few new items and longtime favorites that you’ll find only at our region’s locally owned restaurants.






Shop Local For the Holidays: 2014 Gift Guide

Your search for that perfect, unique gift idea ends here. We’ve searched high and low for one-of-a-kind items for the entire family, and you’ll find them only inside these independent retail stores.