Four Ladies Changing Their Worlds

From sailing the seas to prosecuting criminals, these amazing women are changing the world and setting new standards for women in their workplaces.

John Heyl Vincent: Founder of the Chautauqua Movement

Once the pastor of Rockford’s Court Street Methodist Church and a close friend of Robert Tinker, Vincent spurred the creation of summer schools, correspondence courses and university extension programs, not to mention “Book of the Month” clubs.






New Hope for Cancer Patients

Today, a cancer diagnosis holds less cause for fear. Continuous innovation in medicines, procedures and therapies gives fresh hope to patients that lives can be spared and lived to the fullest.






Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Palmer Klaas, of Palmer Klaas Financial Group LLC, explains how recent changes to laws may impact the best strategies for getting the most out of Social Security benefits.






NIU EIGERlab Helps Rockford to Meet the Future

The next manufacuring revolution is around the corner, and Rockford will be ready for it — if NIU EIGERlab has its way. Discover how Rockford’s business accelerator is connecting with key players and changing its game.






Healthy Seniors: When You Need a Helping Hand

Part of our series on healthy senior living. Aging is a natural part of life, but it eventually comes with day-to-day challenges. Our NWQ Guide to Healthy Senior Living is here to help.






Light Up the Holidays!

This winter, check out these holiday light shows that are transforming our region’s landscape into a winter wonderland.






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.






A Center of Excellence in Urological Care

Not just for men, Rockford Urological Associates has spent a quarter of a century providing top-notch care for urological issues and cancers with advanced treatments unique to the region.






Why ‘Swedishness’ Still Matters to Rockford

As the Swedish Historical Society of Rockford celebrates its 75th anniversary, it looks to the future as well as the past. But what does ‘Swedishness’ really mean, and how is it still influencing Rockford today?