For 10 years, area residents have started their day at this cozy coffee shop. Step inside this destination in downtown Rockford and find out how this mother-daughter team makes everyone feel like part of the family. ...

Whether you’re yearning for a traditional vacation or looking for an afternoon excursion, it’s time for a change of scenery. We found 14 that are just far enough from home to feel like a true autumn getaway. ...

Of all the components that comprise a wedding ceremony and reception, few are as important – or as challenging to schedule – as the venue. Get an inside look at some of our region's top venues and the experiences of couples who recently said “I do.” ...

Ever since they met in the 1980s, Nick Sinnaeve and Nicky Bertolino have been making music together as "The Stevee Nix." Now after a hiatus due to COVID-19, the band is back and ready to rock. ...

In a region that lives and dies by manufacturing, you can safely bet this critical sector is playing a role in the Rockford region’s economic recovery. From parts big and small to clients near and far, our manufacturers are producing valuable jobs while keeping the world on the move. ...

Time for a road trip! Here are some great getaway spots located just far enough away. ...

Natural Land Institute purchased this preserve 20 years ago and restored it into wetlands, woodlands and prairies. Today, many animal and plant species call this soothing landscape home. ...

Renovating your kitchen can be a challenging project, but it doesn’t have to be. Local experts provide guidance and valuable tips to help you create a luxurious new kitchen. ...

After decades of hard work and persistence by many people, the Ziock Building in downtown Rockford has finally been reborn as the Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront. ...

Since the onset of the pandemic, local hospitals have streamlined care for patients in a variety of ways. Learn what local experts have to say about managing chronic diseases during this time. ...