Nooks & Crannies, Annual Guide

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

A Checklist of Regional Craft Wine and Beer

We’ve made a checklist of the best craft breweries and wineries in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Can you visit them all this season?






Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue.






Putting Hands-On Talent to Work

Enterprising women have accomplished many feats around our region. Meet four women who’ve followed their passions into truly exceptional callings.






Nooks & Crannies, Spring/Summer Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.






Know Your Neighbors: Barb Kummerfeldt

Meet Barb Kummerfeldt, the owner of a cozy bed-and-breakfast in New Glarus.






Genuine Northwest, Annual Guide Edition

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






25 Local People Who Inspire

It’s easy to talk about transforming our region. But actually doing something to change the world – that’s the hard part. Meet 25 individuals who have made their mark through positive actions, both big and small.






Put the Fun Back Into Shopping: NWQ’s Holiday Shopping Guide

There was a time when holiday shopping was a lot of fun, not just a chore accomplished at the mall or online. Start off your holiday season with some fun by checking out unique, locally owned businesses in these 10 destinations.






Janine’s Journal: Day Trippin’ with Dogs

Summer’s all about making memories with family, friends, and in this case, furry friends. Travel with managing editor Janine Pumilia, as she explores our region with those she loves most.