Northwest Quiz: Illinois Women

In our ongoing celebration of Illinois’ 200th birthday this year, we look at some amazing women, from many walks of life, with strong connections to northern Illinois, past or present. See if you can match the description to the name.

How Oregon Rescued Itself

Just four years ago, this small town in Ogle County was called out as a “Triple Threat” for its high poverty, jobless rate and low average incomes. Today, it’s a bustling town with a promising future.

Northwest Quiz: Illinois by the Numbers

The Land of Lincoln officially turns 200 years old on Dec. 3, 2018. As part of a year-long celebration, see if you can answer these questions. All involve numbers.

Illinois’ Bicentennial: The Challenging Road To American Statehood

In celebration of Illinois’ bicentennial, explore how the Prairie State became central to the U.S. in terms of economy, culture and politics, and learn how you can join in on the celebrations happening through this year.

Smart Living Weekly – April 18, 2018

  Special Concert Honors Lincoln Laureates Right in Our Region: The public is invited to a very special concert and ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Coronado…
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Northwest Quiz: Illinois Bicentennial

As we celebrate the 200th birthday of the State of Illinois this year, let’s see what we know about the Land of Lincoln, which is the sixth largest population in the U.S. at 12.8 million. If you correctly guess more than 15, you’re a NWQ Scholar.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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

The Wonders of the Driftless Area

Sometimes it’s the wonders in our own backyard that most elude us. Learn how, and why, you should take the time to explore the hilly land, deep valleys and gushing streams of the Driftless Area.

Transform Rockford: Transforming the Region with Capital Investments

Public and private organizations have made a staggering level of capital investment in our region over the past five years. Explore some of the projects leading the way and discover how they’re helping to transform our region.

Hearthrock Cafe: A New Chef Brings New Enthusiasm

Todd Cooper, Hearthrock Café’s new head chef, is part of some big changes at the establishment. Learn about the new and exciting updates and find out why longtime fans of Hearthrock shouldn’t worry about a thing.