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The performing arts venues in our region are beyond impressive. With elaborate architecture and outstanding local performers, we're lucky to have these entertainment havens so close to home. ...

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When it comes to selecting a financial professional, bank, attorney or insurance company, relationships matter. We've found some of the region's top providers, who pride themselves on building trust. ...

Schools around our region are making great strides in preparing the next generation. Learn how both public and private school systems are increasing options and creating stand-out results. ...

Looking for a certain kind of hospital, specialty clinic, or expert physician within our region? Find what you're looking for in the region's most comprehensive guide to health care services. ...

With nationally recognized museums, award-winning restaurants and a host of hidden gems, the Rockford region has much to be proud of. Here are 10 reasons why we love this area. ...

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

We can think of many reasons to buy local, from the feel-good to the economically good. Here's an argument for why supporting locally owned businesses can boost our region's economic health. ...

It’s easy to talk about transforming our region. But actually doing something to change the world – that’s the hard part. Meet 25 individuals who have made their mark through positive actions, both big and small. ...