Articles by Northwest Quarterly - 2
Northwest Quiz: Local History

Our nation is very young, but thousands of important events have already been forgotten. Test your knowledge of our northern Illinois/southern Wisconsin region.

Behind the Curtain of Starlight Theatre’s 52nd Season

Starlight Theatre’s summer productions are a culmination of hard work, high energy and community camaraderie. Preview this season’s lineup while glimpsing what happens behind the scenes.

Thrive Cafe: Healthy, Flavorful Options

Finding a healthy meal that tastes good doesn’t have to be frustrating. At this trendy restaurant, you can feel good about eating food that’s healthy and delicious.

Five Lakeside Retreats Where It’s Easy to Press Pause

Now that it’s finally time to start planning that family getaway, we’re dreaming of five nearby destinations where you can’t help but press pause at the water’s edge.

Pathways to Prosperity: In Manufacturing, Apprenticeships Build Careers

In our region’s return to well-being, apprenticeships offer one pathway for area workers to improve their situation while developing skills on the job. Meet one Rockford man whose apprenticeship set him on a course toward prosperity.