Kishwaukee College (Community/Two-Year) 21193 Malta Road, Malta, Ill. www.kishwaukeecollege.edu Kishwaukee College wants to make a difference in a student’s life, by offering the learning opportunities of a big college with the value and experience of a community college. Located in Malta, between Rochelle and DeKalb, on Rte. 38, Kishwaukee is home to more than 10,500 students from around northern Illinois. ...

Judson University (Private/Four-Year) 1151 N. State St., Elgin, Ill., and 1055 Featherstone Road, Rockford, Ill. www.JudsonU.edu Judson University is an evangelical Christian university offering a liberal arts education through a variety of undergraduate and “practitioner-based” graduate programs. Two campuses provide the Judson experience – the main campus along the Fox River, in Elgin, and an extension campus in Rockford. Founded ...

George Williams College of Aurora University (Private/Four-Year) 350 Constance Blvd., PO Box 210, Williams Bay, Wis. www.aurora.edu/gwc Established in 1893, George Williams College merged with Aurora University in 2000, creating a broader wealth of opportunities for students on this gorgeous 133-acre campus, located on the picturesque shores of Geneva Lake, in Williams Bay, Wis. The two schools are distinctive, but ...

Loras College (Private/Four-Year) 1450 Alta Vista St., Dubuque, Iowa www.loras.edu Loras College is a Catholic, liberal arts college, perched high atop the bluffs of the Mississippi River, in Dubuque, Iowa. Students receive a well-rounded education in small classes that allow hands-on learning and collaborative projects. Recognized on several fronts, Loras is ranked 11th in the Top Tier among Best Midwest ...

The UIC College of Medicine, in Rockford, Ill., is taking the next step in patient welfare by encouraging its students to learn the realities not always found in a textbook. ...

A little-known marrow program needs a few good donors to save lives. ...

Managing Editor Janine Pumilia finds joy in the local harvest and wonders if we've traded away too much quality in the complicated modern food industry. ...

Organized religion plays a major role in our region. Explore these unique places of worship. ...

One of the oldest churches in Rockford, Centennial United Methodist has served since the city's early settlements. Find out why this two centuries after its founding, this downtown church is still serving its community. ...