Regional Art Museums Inspire the Soul

Art museums in our region allow children and adults to take an imaginative journey while learning a thing or two. Read about three art museums in our area and find some of the unique pieces that await inside.

Service Clubs Move Forward While Giving Back

You may not notice them at first, but service club members play a major role in our community. Read about four service clubs in our area and find out why their benevolent members are dedicated to helping others.

Economic Development: Expect Continued Growth in the Coming Year

Building off another impressive year of growth, area businesses are expanding their investments in new projects around northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Get the scoop on what’s new in our region and what’s to come in the year ahead .

25 Local People Who Inspire

Meet 25 individuals who have inspired others around them on the road to success. These stories of extraordinary courage, vision and passion present a powerful reminder of the transformations happening all around our region

Insight and Tips From Local Cardiologists

There’s a lot you can do to stay “young at heart.” Learn from local cardiologists how you can take action against heart disease.

Holiday Drinks to Keep you Warm

If you’re feeling cold this holiday season, grab a hot speciality drink to warm up. We explore five area coffee shops and some of their signature holiday drinks.

6 Can’t-Miss Holiday Shopping Destinations

Sure, you can do all of your shopping online or at the mall. But you’re missing out. For a truly memorable gift-giving season, head out to some of these inspiring downtown districts. We promise you’ll find unique gifts and a fun experience along the way

Success Stories: Cornerstone Credit Union

Consistency isn’t the only thing this 80-year-old credit union has in its arsenal of financial tools. Discover how values and customer service separate this local institution from its rivals.

Battling Breast Cancer at a Young Age

If you’re a woman, mammogram screenings may just save your life. Learn how Kathleen Lee, a breast cancer patient, took her health into her own hands – and how you can take your own care into yours.

NWQ Guide to Colleges 2017

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.