The couple behind Rockford's popular family-style breakfast restaurant has made the leap and opened a second location. But don't worry -- they have plenty of quality dishes and friendly service to go around. ...

For nearly 15 years, this all-volunteer orchestra has grown through the dedicated passion of its musicians. See what's still to come in this year's lineup, which is full of surprises. ...

So many special holidays are celebrated during this time of year, and each comes with specific traditions. Test your knowledge of these winter festivals by matching each item in the photo to its correct holiday. ...

The Rockford area boasts several high-quality private schools that successfully combine college-preparatory academics and the liberal arts. To help with your decisions, we’ve found a few of the best public and private institutions. ...

There’s no better time to look and listen for our region's many types of owls. Check out the tips and insight of local raptor experts on where to see them in the Northwest Territory. ...

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

From sailing the seas to prosecuting criminals, these amazing women are changing the world and setting new standards for women in their workplaces. ...

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. ...

Once the pastor of Rockford’s Court Street Methodist Church and a close friend of Robert Tinker, Vincent spurred the creation of summer schools, correspondence courses and university extension programs, not to mention “Book of the Month” clubs. ...

Today, a cancer diagnosis holds less cause for fear. Continuous innovation in medicines, procedures and therapies gives fresh hope to patients that lives can be spared and lived to the fullest. ...