It may have been by accident that Merlin Hagemann ended up owning his flower shop, but it's no coincidence that he's spent 40 years treating his customers like family. ...

See how a world-class concert pianist brings his jazzy performances to this Freeport dining destination. ...

One of the oldest churches in Rockford, Centennial United Methodist has served since the city's early settlements. Find out why this two centuries after its founding, this downtown church is still serving its community. ...

Now that the temperatures are cooling off, and the kids are back at school, it's the perfect time to get in some extra golf. Check out these local deals on fall golf. ...

Restaurant Profile: Meet a familiar local chef whose new venture in downtown Rockford, Ill., is all about local foods and unique drinks. ...

Find urban landscapes and their "Spaces Within," at Rockford Art Museum's newest exhibition. ...