Byron Bank has grown from a single location in Byron, Ill., to a multi-branch bank that’s now a leader in Ogle County’s financial market. Discover how this bank has achieved success throughout the past 45 years. ...

Risk has always been present for this Rockford-based expert in carpet cleaning, but it's the family's adaptability to changing conditions and a focus on quality that have kept this business moving with the times. ...

This New Glarus retailer boasts the largest collection of Polish pottery in Wisconsin, but that's not all that makes it unique. Meet the mother-daughter team behind this unique business and find out how a sweet condiment got it all started. ...

The Rockford area's NBC affiliate is standing tall after netting recognition for its work on the national stage. Meet the leadership behind this station and how they've distinguished their brand against competitors. ...

When Midway Village Museum holds its annual World War II Days this September, it will bring together the largest such re-enactment in the Midwest. Find out what activities are available this year and how you can experience living history. ...

Downtown Rockford got the boost it needed when three friends opened a restaurant and brewery on the riverfront in 2014. Now, Prairie Street Brewing Co. has even more to offer. ...

A longtime face in the region's car dealing business is making his debut in Beloit. See how George Shaffner landed his latest gig, and why it's a perfect fit to be with a family-owned company that separates itself from the competition. ...

There's something to be said for consistency, and it's one of many reasons this Rockford-based specialist has enjoyed a long and prosperous history of serving local customers. ...

These are the holes that test golfers’ souls – the meanest holes to be found at some of our region’s top courses. With some help from area golf pros, we look at the anatomy of these dastardly layouts and the strategies to help you prevail. ...

Inspired to reverse the region's high rate of child abuse, this set of local moms is engaging the community to support the programs that serve sexually abused children. ...