Articles by Northwest Quarterly - 2
Artists’ Ensemble Theater: Delivering the Unexpected for 14 Years

The Rockford region craves art that’s challenging and fresh. Enter Artists’ Ensemble, a professional theater company with a rich lineup for the 2017-18 season. Hear from some of the ensemble artists who have a passion for quality plays.

Northwest Quiz: All About Apples

This favorite fruit arrived with our immigrant ancestors and grows in all 50 states. But how much do you know about it? Test your knowledge here.






Family Counseling Services Celebrates 140 Years of Making Families Stronger

Every year, one in five U.S. adults experiences mental illness and one in 25 experiences serious mental illness. Discover a Rockford institution that’s been a cornerstone for treatment in our region.






Pink Heals Brings Love to Cancer Patients

Pink Heals’ flashy vehicles are quite a surprising sight when they come rolling up to a cancer patient’s home. The local chapter provides memorable moments for cancer patients in our region. Learn how you can get involved.






Cucina di Rosa: Italian Specialties that are ‘the Real Deal’

Featuring items such as Sicilian-style lasagna and homemade gelato, this restaurant is an Italian cuisine-lovers’ dream. Learn how a simple Italian dessert helped to get this eatery off the ground.