Events @ a Glance: Recreations & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.

2016 Guide to Senior Living Communities

Perhaps one of our most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. Here’s a guide to some of the excellent care available within our region.

The End of Life: Acts of Love & Honor in Their Final Days

Each of us will face the loss of people we love. While we can’t change this fact, there’s plenty we can do to improve end-of-life quality and to memorialize those we’ve loved and lost.

Reveal a New You in the New Year

Keep the New Year’s spirit alive by maintaining your resolutions. Here’s how our region’s leading practices can help to refresh your look.

NWQ Guide to Schools 2016

The Rockford area boasts several high-quality private schools that successfully combine college-preparatory academics and the liberal arts. To help with your decisions, we’ve found a few of the best public and private institutions.

The Complete Sheep Shoppe: Thriving Through Wool

From raising sheep on the family farm to running a storefront business, the couple behind this Belvidere-area specialty store know and provide the best in sheep-based products.

13WREX Makes a Difference On and Off the Air

From raising funds to sponsoring charitable events, the news team at 13WREX takes community service seriously. See how the station has made service a pillar of its business.

Poplar Grove Airport: Where Flying is Fun

From its beginning as the first airport in Boone County, to being named the 2015 Best Private Airport in Illinois, Poplar Grove Airport has earned a unique reputation among aviators, both locally and worldwide.

Rowland Salley’s All About the Bass

He may be a musical success who’s toured with Chris Isaak, Rowland Salley has never forgotten about his hometown of Belvidere.

Success Stories: Luecke Jewelers

Discover a family business whose members have been part of downtown Freeport for more than a century and developed a reputation that’s just as enduring as the jewelry on display.