Beloit Film Fest: Our Critic’s Top Choices

  The Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) opened last weekend for its extended 2014 run. Up from four to 10 days this year, BIFF gives local film buffs even more…
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Starfires Playing for the Love of the Game

Home of the Rockford Peaches, this city is once again home to women’s baseball. Meet the dedicated players and coaches who are helping to preserve one of this city’s baseball relics.

Genuine Northwest, Winter 2013

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

Beloit International Film Festival 2013: Presenting the Power of Film

The glamour and excitement of Hollywood return this February to our region. Sneak a peak inside this year’s lineup and the big-name director you can meet there.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. Discover places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.

Nooks & Crannies, Fall 2012

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Making Medal-Winning Midwestern Wines

The Illinois winemaking scene is slowly coming into its own, and our area includes some impressive displays of talent. Discover some of our local medal-winning wines.

‘Without Walls’: Seeing Through the Eyes of the Homeless

Visitors at one of this year’s ArtScene exhibits saw the world through the eyes of the homeless. See how this unique project came about, and how this simple idea started.

The Bed & Breakfast Experience

Many travelers are discovering the enjoyment of taking a room at the inn.

Holiday Recipes from the NWQ Staff

As the holidays approach, we offer a collection of time-tested recipes handed down from our ancestors.