The Old Northwest Territory is full of great getaway destinations. Check out some of the best in our own backyard. ...

Choosing a college may be one of the most important life decisions you will ever make. Let Northwest Quarterly make that decision just a little easier, as we show you some of the great institutions within our region. ...

University of Illinois at Chicago (Public/Four-Year) 1200 W. Harrison St., Chicago, Ill. www.uic.edu As a major research university in the heart of Windy City, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) provides a world-class education for its students. Its commitment to creating and disseminating new knowledge as a university is raising its national and international stature. UIC is the largest ...

Rock Valley College (Public/Two-Year) 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, Ill. www.rockvalleycollege.edu For more than 45 years, Rock Valley College has been the Rockford area’s best choice for high-quality, affordable, fully-accredited and transferable education. No matter where you want to go, Rock Valley College can help you get there. With more than 90 college-prep areas and 30 career programs, Rock Valley ...

Northern Illinois University (Public/Four-Year) 1425 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, Ill. www.niu.edu Since its founding in 1895 as a state teachers college, Northern Illinois University (NIU) has grown into a world-class university that attracts students from around the globe, while still serving one of the most dynamic regions in the country. More than a century later, NIU is still dedicated to ...

Kishwaukee College (Community/Two-Year) 21193 Malta Road, Malta, Ill. www.kishwaukeecollege.edu Kishwaukee College wants to make a difference in a student’s life, by offering the learning opportunities of a big college with the value and experience of a community college. Located in Malta, between Rochelle and DeKalb, on Rte. 38, Kishwaukee is home to more than 10,500 students from around northern Illinois. ...

Judson University (Private/Four-Year) 1151 N. State St., Elgin, Ill., and 1055 Featherstone Road, Rockford, Ill. www.JudsonU.edu Judson University is an evangelical Christian university offering a liberal arts education through a variety of undergraduate and “practitioner-based” graduate programs. Two campuses provide the Judson experience – the main campus along the Fox River, in Elgin, and an extension campus in Rockford. Founded ...

George Williams College of Aurora University (Private/Four-Year) 350 Constance Blvd., PO Box 210, Williams Bay, Wis. www.aurora.edu/gwc Established in 1893, George Williams College merged with Aurora University in 2000, creating a broader wealth of opportunities for students on this gorgeous 133-acre campus, located on the picturesque shores of Geneva Lake, in Williams Bay, Wis. The two schools are distinctive, but ...

Loras College (Private/Four-Year) 1450 Alta Vista St., Dubuque, Iowa www.loras.edu Loras College is a Catholic, liberal arts college, perched high atop the bluffs of the Mississippi River, in Dubuque, Iowa. Students receive a well-rounded education in small classes that allow hands-on learning and collaborative projects. Recognized on several fronts, Loras is ranked 11th in the Top Tier among Best Midwest ...

Copperstone Inn and The Pavillion at Orchard Ridge, in Rockton, Ill., provide a beautiful setting for our Autumn Fashion Shoot. Check out this season's classy new trends. ...