Genuine Northwest, Summer Edition

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

Fast-Track a Career in Auto Service at MCC

With the help of McHenry County College, one student accelerated his career in the automotive industry. Learn how community colleges are making a difference in filling the skills gap.

McHenry Makes a Comeback

Things are waking up in downtown McHenry, where once-sleepy blocks are witnessing a steady stream of newcomers. Talk to the right people, and you’ll hear about a destination finally coming into its own.

Houses of Worship: Living the Faith

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to impact our region in many ways. We enjoy highlighting places of worship and their work both at home and abroad.

Exceptional Nurses: Doing Far More Than Expected

Being a nurse involves caring for patients and their families, demonstrating confidence at all times and thinking critically on a daily basis. Learn how a few nurses in our region go beyond what they’re “supposed” to do.

The Village Squire: An American Success Story

For more than 40 years, this restaurant has been a favorite in the Fox Valley. Meet the enterprising family behind this local icon, a true testament to the American Dream.

What To Know Before You Move to a Senior Community

Before making this life-changing decision, it’s important to do your homework and learn what you can. Find out some of the topics loved ones and their caregivers commonly discuss with these communities.

White Oaks at McHenry Provides Compassionate Care for Those with Dementia

An estimated 5.7 million people are living with dementia, yet few know how to handle the challenges that come along with it. White Oaks, in McHenry, provides care for dementia patients and resources for their families.

Nooks & Crannies, Holiday Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. The Collector’s Bench 218 E. State St., Rockford, (815) 708-7675 thecollectorsbench.com “All things sports and 1,000 percent authentic,” is how…
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Fall Favorites: Apparel that Makes a Statement

Make a statement this season with these trendy new styles, available at local boutiques (gallery included).