Students at Barrington High School have been getting their feet wet in conservation issues - literally - thanks to the Barrington Area Conservation Trust. Learn how this new generation is learning to take action. ...

School is back in session, and students around our region are studying hard. See how much you now about education in Illinois and Wisconsin. ...

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We highlight two places of worship, one in the country and one in the city. ...

These young thespians are learning their trade at an early age, from a variety of big-name performers. Learn how this Crystal Lake theater is extending its mission beyond the performance venue. ...

Fifty years after its founding along the Fox River in Elgin, this dynamic, Christian college is reflecting on its successes and sowing the seeds for another half-century. Discover how this small school is accomplishing big things. ...

Sixty years ago, the boys basketball team at Hebron High School captured the state championship and became the smallest school ever to win. Learn how this remarkable achievement impacted the lives of the winning players and their hometown. ...

The Old Northwest Territory is filled with great institutions for higher learning. NWQ Highlights some of the best around in this annual supplement. ...