Understanding Mobile Wallet Technology

Have your banking habits gone fully mobile? Geoff Roemerman, of Associated Bank’s Rockford Community Market, explains the need-to-knows of mobile wallet technology.

Pearl Bistro: New Owner, Familiar Menu

The region’s original brick oven pizza bar has a new owner who aims to keep its original flavor. Check out what diners can expect at this Rockford staple.

Just Breathe: Advancing New Treatments for Lung Disease

With tens of millions of Americans suffering from cancer and other diseases to our airways, it’s essential to be aware of the causes and methods of prevention through common-sense lifestyle choices.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and opportunities happening among our region’s manufacturers.

Janine’s Journal: Bring on the Butterflies

The only constant in life may be change, but managing editor Janine Pumilia reflects on the positive advancements surrounding the community.

Olympic Tavern: Changing with the Times for 7 Decades

Now in its third generation of family ownership, this longtime Rockford favorite is still serving the community as the “living room of the neighborhood.”

Discovering the Joys of Nature at The Grove

As the newest addition to Severson Dells Forest Preserve, this interactive playground may be just the ticket to better engaging kids and their parents with the wonders of nature.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion plays a major role in the culture of our Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Spring/Summer Edition

A great weekend’s journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area’s excellent places to play.

Transform Rockford Update: Change Through Group Action

As the nonprofit Transform Rockford continues to pursue positive improvements across our region, teamwork has become an essential component.