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.

Weddings 2016: Dreamy Wedding Backdrops

We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.”






Nooks & Crannies, Summer/Fall Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.






10 Reasons to Love the Rockford Region

With nationally recognized museums, award-winning restaurants and a host of hidden gems, the Rockford region has much to be proud of. Here are 10 reasons why we love this area.






25 Local People Who Inspire

It’s easy to talk about transforming our region. But actually doing something to change the world – that’s the hard part. Meet 25 individuals who have made their mark through positive actions, both big and small.






Positive Signals Indicate a Year of Growth

Around our region, sprigs of new business growth are leafing out. Discover what projects are in the works and what key metrics point to a good year for economic development.






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.






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.






Smart Living Weekly – November 18, 2015

  Holiday Fun at the Oregon Candlelight Walk Right in Our Region: The holiday spirit will be in high gear at the 29th annual Oregon Candlelight Walk, Saturday, Nov. 28,…
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Restaurant Profile: Maxson Restaurant & Riverboat Returns

The “Pride of Oregon” and one of the Rock River’s most popular dining attractions is forging ahead, as its new owners continue to improve this local landmark.