World War II Days Brings the 1940s to Life at Midway Village

When Midway Village Museum holds its annual World War II Days this September, it will bring together the largest such re-enactment in the Midwest. Find out what activities are available this year and how you can experience living history.

Wedding Stories: The Bride’s Inside Guide

We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.”

NWQ Summer Getaway Guide

Our region offers endless opportunities for holiday escapes. Here are a few ideas for an easy weekend getaway this summer.

Club Pilates: Workouts for All Skill Levels

Pilates is a total-body workout that almost anyone can do. Learn about the four levels of classes offered at Club Pilates in Rockford and Algonquin.

How Much Will You Need for Retirement?

Do you know how much you’ll need to retire? Mark Sudderberg, vice president and wealth management financial advisor for CoyleKiley Insurance, shares five things to consider as you plan your retirement.

Lincoln Laureates Celebrate in the Forest City

At the 1964 New York World’s Fair, brilliant minds conceived the idea of having an annual recognition ceremony for outstanding Illinosians. This year, the ceremony heads to northern Illinois, as its members celebrate some of the top minds in the state.

Transform Rockford: Attacking Crime, City Sees Early Results

As regional leaders continue pursuing a path of positive transformation, they’re targeting one of the area’s long-running concerns: crime. New data show crime rates may finally be reversing.

Teeing Up for the Future

As in so many areas of life, a sea of changes is slowly transforming this most traditional of games. We caught up with some of the area’s top golf pros to see how new technologies and audiences are shaping our local courses, and how they’re adapting with the times.

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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Northwest Landscapes, Holiday Edition

Check out these amazing images captured by our local photographers.