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. ...

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. ...

Bird watching is one of North America’s fastest growing and most popular hobbies. But signs suggest wild birds are in serious trouble. Is it possible they could go the way of their ancestors, the dinosaurs, and disappear? ...

This firm has spent the past decade helping area companies grow their businesses. Meet a dedicated owner and find out how he continues to grow his company through service to others. ...

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

One of our most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. This guide introduces you to some of the excellent care available within our region. ...

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

There’s so much to do in our region! Here are some exciting recreation events happening this season. ...