Flooring is an important visual element that ties together a home. Learn how new technology and material are enabling cozy new looks in our homes. ...

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

The Literacy Council's volunteers have helped countless adults and children improve their reading, math and computer literacy skills. Learn how you can take a class at, or volunteer with, the organization. ...

Beloit International Film Festival has become one of most anticipated events in our region. Learn everything you need to know about this year's 10-day event, and discover where to dine in between screenings. ...

As public and private organizations pour more than $2 billion of capital investments into the region, area construction firms are riding a long-awaited wave of prosperity. But is it too soon to declare this a “new normal”? ...

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when planning your wedding. So many decisions to be made, and so many people to keep happy while making them. We’ve got you covered, with a look at what makes your wedding planning more manageable. ...

Check out these amazing images captured by our local photographers. ...

Taco Betty’s has become one of the coolest and trendiest restaurants in downtown Rockford. Learn how the menu has evolved and find out what’s in store for the future. ...

Our neighbors to the north sure know how to make the most of a season, and winter is no exception. We found some of the places where the locals love to play ...

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