Our children can live a prosperous life in the Rockford area, and it’s their quality education that will propel them to success. Here, Northwest Quarterly profiles area schools to assist parents in making this all-important decision about their child’s education. ...

Animal adoptions have gone up dramatically over the past year, and that's good news for Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, in Rockford. Step inside and see how this nonprofit is weathering the pandemic and how you can help. ...

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to impact our region in many ways. We enjoy highlighting places of worship and their work both at home and abroad. ...

For families where separation, divorce or domestic violence have left brokenness, Children's Safe Harbor, in Rockford, is providing a source of hope and an important partnership in the healing process. ...

With a little bit of the right help, Rockford-area workers are landing good jobs and building the skills they need to keep those jobs and advance their careers. ...

Choosing a college may be one of the most important life decisions you will ever make. To assist you in making this meaningful choice, our college guide profiles some of the higher education options available in the Old Northwest Territory. ...

As many schools face uncertain times, Rockford Lutheran School is fully embracing this year's unusual situations, choosing to see this as an opportunity to fulfill its mission while engaging students. ...

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to impact our region in many ways. We enjoy highlighting places of worship and their work both at home and abroad. ...

Natural Land Institute purchased this preserve 20 years ago and restored it into wetlands, woodlands and prairies. Today, many animal and plant species call this soothing landscape home. ...

University of Dubuque embraces a wide reach of students, drawing them from many geographic locations, socioeconomic statuses, ethnic backgrounds and levels of college preparation. ...