Poplar Grove Airport: Where Flying is Fun

From its beginning as the first airport in Boone County, to being named the 2015 Best Private Airport in Illinois, Poplar Grove Airport has earned a unique reputation among aviators, both locally and worldwide.

Success Story: Forthright Financial Planning

Chad Henry builds a close relationship with clients, and his process of managing a investments has helped him to build a solid reputation. Learn how he’s become a trusted coach for many who are planning retirement.

Women at Work: Pursuing the Careers of Their Dreams

Who says women can’t have an amazing and fulfilling career? Meet a few local ladies who’ve worked their way into some prestigious roles.

Starlight Theatre Kicks Off 49th Season

It’s time once again to enjoy quality musical theater under the stars at Rock Valley College. Get a sneak peak of what’s to come this year.

Northwest Neighbors: Mike Brown

After a rough beginning, YMCA leader Mike Brown is finding his way and energizing this longtime institution as it builds the foundation for its future.

Smart Living Weekly – June 10, 2015

  Starlight Kicks Off 49th Season Right in Our Region: One might think that, after 31 years, Mike Webb would get used to the relentless stress of churning out amazing…
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Annual Guide to Schools

Education is the foundation of a prosperous region, and lucky for us, area schools are laying the groundwork for tomorrow’s workforce, today.

Dr. Ehren Jarrett: Setting a Positive Example for Change

Rockford’s new superintendent is no stranger to education. Learn how his experience with coaching and teaching have helped him to lead a series of exciting changes for our public schools.

Mike Mastroianni: Removing Obstacles

Teacher, administrator, business owner — this dynamic Rockford leader has accomplished plenty in our region. Meet the new leader of Rock Valley College, and discover how he’s tapping his local connections.

NWQ Guide to Colleges 2014

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 right here in our region.