Articles by Northwest Quarterly Magazine - 3
Prohibition: The Noble Experiment That Failed

The 18th Amendment was a “noble experiment” to correct the ills of substance abuse, but as a law proved to be an ultimate failure. Jon McGinty takes a look at how Prohibition affected our region. Spoiler: there was definitely mayhem and murder.

A Transformed Rockford Makes Retiree Dreams

Helen and Ernie Redfern were ahead of the curve when they discovered Rockford had everything they wanted for retirement — unlike the 20 other communities vying for their attention.

Fostering Joy through Barrington’s Let It Be Us

It’s a promise not just of a home, but of hope, love and a future, that drives this nonprofit group to help children in the foster care system find loving families. In many cases, what begins as a temporary shelter becomes a forever home.

Mercyhealth Woodstock Marks 20 Years of Service

This fixture in the local health care scene has made a name for itself not only through its distinguished specialty physicians but by its constant investment in the community.

Scenic and Low-Maintenance? Yes, it’s Possible

Creating a beautiful and easy-to-maintain backyard is well within your reach. There are professionals in our area who can help you create a backyard you can be proud of.