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Nancy Whitlock, current president, stands in front of portraits of past presidents.
12 Decades of Service at Rockford Woman’s Club

You may be surprisd to learn just how many ways this 120-year-old club has positively influenced our community. As the role of women has evolved, so too has the role of this club. Peggy Werner shows you to why this club’s mission endures.

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Northwest Quarterly’s Annual Guide to Schools

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






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Know Your Neighbors: Michelle Gorham

She wasn’t looking for change in her life, but it found her anyway. And she couldn’t be happier. Find out why this Rockford native believes things always work out the way they’re supposed to.






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NWQ’s Holiday Shopping Guide

Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a chore. Make it an adventure by exploring six trendy local boutiques and dozens of suggestions for wonderful gifts found at locally owned stores throughout our area.






Children enjoy playing with the grain mover exhibit in the Ag-Zibit area of the Discovery Center Museum. Kids learn about agriculture while having fun.
Discovery Center: Where Learning is Fun

Learning should be fun. That’s what the founders of Discovery Center Museum believed 35 years ago, and it’s what they still believe today. Read how this top-ranking Rockford gem got its start and what its future may hold.