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.

Our Region’s Original Flavors, From Morning till Night

The Old Northwest Territory is home to culinary talent like no other. Make note of these exemplary establishments for the next time you’re craving something delectable.

Rockford’s Future: How Young Professionals Fit In

Who are young professionals, what do they enjoy, and what does the Rockford region offer them? Find out how our community caters to this demographic, and why a healthy future depends on them.

How Independent Businesses are Transforming Rockford

Locally owned businesses are the anchors of our communities and some of the most dedicated leaders of positive transformations. Meet five business owners who are making a difference.

Success Story: Meg’s Daily Grind

This popular coffeehouse is really a family-owned business. Learn how its founders got started 12 years ago, and how their customer-focused philosophy brings people back every day.

Meg’s Daily Grind

Coffee, baked goods, sandwiches
1141 N. Alpine Road, Rockford, (815) 316-8785
3885 N. Perryville Road, Rockford, (815) 316-1126
Inside Rock Valley College ERC Building, 3301 N. Mulford Road, (815) 978-1493
Inside Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine Road, Rockford, (815) 316-8785
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Meg’s Daily Grind

1141 N. Alpine Road, Rockford, (815) 316-8785
3885 N. Perryville Road, Rockford, (815) 316-1126
Inside Rock Valley College ERC Building, 3301 N. Mulford Road, (815) 978-1493
Inside Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine Road, Rockford, (815) 316-8785