Mind & Spirit
Shelter Care, in Rockford, provides guidance and support to the local homeless community through its three core programs. The organization has helped an estimated 10,000 people over the years. (Amy Ryan photos)
Shelter Care: Lending a Helping Hand For 35 Years

This benevolent organization has spent 35 years providing hope, care and plenty of love for homeless people around the Rockford area.

Northwest Quarterly’s Guide to Regional Schools

The Rockford area boasts several high-quality schools that successfully combine college-preparatory academics and the liberal arts, with a focus on individual abilities and strengths. We found some of the area’s top schools.

Country Church/City Church

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

Learn about the owls of our region on Feb. 9 at Jarrett Prairie Center, in Byron, Ill.
Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

Rockford University, Rockford
NWQ Guide to Colleges 2019

It’s never an easy choice when seeking the perfect college — there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the top institutions available here in our region.