New Season, New Director at Starlight

Meet the newest leader at this Rockford summer classic, and learn about the road he took to get to where he is today.

2017 Guide to Senior Living Communities

One of the most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. Explore some of our area’s top communities for senior living.






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.






A Celebration of Life

Each of us will face final days on this earth, and each of us will face the loss of people we love. While we can’t change this fact, there’s plenty we can do to improve end-of-life quality and to memorialize those we’ve lost.






Local Dough: Cooking Up Something Special in Rockton

The air at this new local bakery is filled with the scents of delicious baked goods and other treats to tempt the palate. Meet the inventive couple behind this attraction, and what’s ahead.






2016 Guide to Senior Living Communities

Perhaps one of our most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. Here’s a guide to some of the excellent care available within our region.






The End of Life: Acts of Love & Honor in Their Final Days

Each of us will face the loss of people we love. While we can’t change this fact, there’s plenty we can do to improve end-of-life quality and to memorialize those we’ve loved and lost.






Meet Four Women Who Forged Ahead

Through inspiring and unique careers, these four ladies not only had the drive to pursue their passions, but also the courage to change course when the occasion called for it.






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.






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.