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.

Season Roundup: Diversions, Delights & Distractions

An exciting season of high-quality arts and entertainment events await! Here’s a preview of a few local venues and the acts they’ll welcome this season.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.

Step Into Spring

Go for comfort and style this season, as you find the perfect footwear to stay light on your feet all summer long. Discover some comfy gear that’ll make your feet happy.

Stars Above RVC Stage Shine on Stars Below

Another exciting season of Starlight Theatre is about to commence, and this year’s lineup is as big as ever. Discover what surprises await at this popular outdoor theater.

EIGERlab: A Home-Grown Engine For Job Growth

In a city where manufacturing is our greatest industry, it’s easy to forget the impact of generating our own jobs and wealth. Step inside Rockford’s EIGERlab, where home-grown entrepreneurialism is the basis for a new economic paradigm

Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.