Cheap Trick Heads to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The award-winning band that started in a Rockford garage is receiving an honor they never anticipated. Experience the journey through the eyes of lead guitarist Rick Nielsen.

Northern Illinois Food Bank is Stepping Up to Deal with Hunger

You may be surprised to learn the extent that which hunger affects our neighbors. Learn how you can get involved with Northern Illinois Food Bank to help make a difference.

Meet a Dinosaur at Burpee Museum’s PaleoFest

The 18th annual event in Rockford promises captivating speakers, creative workshops and family-friendly activities to celebrate all things dinosaur.

11 Ways to Overcome Cabin Fever

The last winds of winter aren’t a deterrent to fun, but rather an opportunity to enjoy activities that make our region special. Explore some destinations that only get better when cold winds blow.

Music Academy in Rockford Celebrates 30 Years

Young musicians age preschool to adult attend the Music Academy in Rockford, traveling here from a 90-mile radius. Discover how this program helps students achieve their greatest musical and personal potential.

Slidematic Fastener Division Has Its Eye on Growth

This Rockford manufacturer has found a sweet spot in perpetual growth. See how a philosophy that’s geared toward product evolution has kept this company ahead of its competitors.

Reveal a New You in the New Year

Keep the New Year’s spirit alive by maintaining your resolutions. Here’s how our region’s leading practices can help to refresh your look.

Janine’s Journal: Hamilton!

History has its eyes on our managing editor, Janine Pumilia, as she travels to New York to see Broadway’s “Hamilton.” See the story of our newborn nation through her perspective.

NWQ Cabin Fever Getaway Guide

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

Rockford’s Future: How Young Professionals Fit In

Who are young professionals, what do they enjoy, and what does the Rockford region offer them? Find out how our community caters to this demographic, and why a healthy future depends on them.