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.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and innovations happening within our region’s manufacturing companies.

Know Your Neighbors: Linda Zuba

Linda Zuba has dealt with many hardships in her life, including discrimination. Find out how this Rockford attorney overcame her struggles and discover how she’s fighting for the rights of immigrants.

Inside AAR: An Aerospace Win at Rockford’s MRO

Rockford’s growing aerospace cluster is taking a giant leap forward as it welcomes a new center for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. Step inside and discover how it’s enjoying the benefits of Rockford’s manufacturing prowess.

New Season, New Director at Starlight

Meet the newest leader at this Rockford summer classic, and learn about the road he took to get to where he is today.

Smart Living Weekly – April 26, 2017

  Starlight Season Opens with New Director Right in Our Region: When Rock Valley College’s Starlight Theatre opens its 2017 season, it will be a mix of something old and…
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A Promising Outlook for Economic Success

Explore how seven communities are supercharging recent developments, how they’re setting the stage for new things to come, and why they’re optimistic about their prospects for the coming 12 months.

Explore these Forms of Hands-On Artistry

Art isn’t so intimidating when you’re guided by experienced creative teachers. In these studios, you can get creative with paint, pottery, glass or even wood burning.

Transform Rockford: Boosting College Attainment

What’s a community to do when its level of college attainment is low, but the local economy demands an education? Meet a group that’s seeking to transform the region through this promising scholarship.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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