In a year when it seems like everyone is fixing up their homes, these projects take things to a whole new level. ...

Before you consider making important decisions that’ll affect your finances, your retirement and your personal life, consider enlisting the help of these dedicated Proven Professionals. ...

Now that summer is here, it’s time to get a much-needed change of scenery. Our region is ripe with luxurious hotels, thriving state parks, bustling downtowns and hidden attractions that bring you face-to-face with the refreshing waterfront. Where do you want to begin? ...

Smaller inventories, growing demand and rising prices are conspiring to make this an off-the-charts kind of season for anyone who's buying and building homes this year. ...

It's easy to ignore what's in your attic ... at least until a bigger problem develops. For this home insulation expert, better insulation is just the beginning of a mission to make the home more comfortable. ...

In its pursuit of lasting transformation, this nonprofit is finding success where other institutions are collaborating on workforce development. ...

How do we know when we've reached the Top 25 communities? A helpful tool from Transform Rockford offers a gauge for where we've come and a target for where we still have left to go. ...

It’s no accident that RFD has become one of the world’s fastest-growing cargo airports and a major intersection of commerce in Illinois. Indeed, RFD’s rise on the national and global stage has been a long time in the making, as leaders double down on their strengths and position the airport for victories to come. This is the inside story of ...

What gets a small gear shop in Roscoe, Ill., into some of the most significant work in the galaxy? It comes down to high standards, tackling tough jobs and verifying the work at this world-class manufacturer. ...

Do you have all the tools needed to launch and scale your business? In the effort to strategically improve the region, there's a renewed focus on supporting entrepreneurs through every step of the journey. ...