At this K-5 school in Machesney Park, Ill., staff puts a priority on helping students to feel like part of the family. ...

Freeport Art Museum and Rockford Art Museum remain open and inviting for the community with art that covers many experiences. ...

Loves Park's Ciao Bella has a new look, name and owners. Scott and Brittany Frank have taken the reins at the Italian restaurant and are putting their own spin on this longtime favorite. ...

Bringing together mind, body and spirit the YMCa has plenty to offer its members, especially as facilities and programs re-open for in-person activities. Get a sneak peak at what's new right now. ...

Millions of Americans use public transportation to get to jobs, appointments and more. For Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD) access for everyone remains a top priority, 50 years and running. ...

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

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

Animal adoptions have gone up dramatically over the past year, and that's good news for Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, in Rockford. Step inside and see how this nonprofit is weathering the pandemic and how you can help. ...

They provide an important role in training workers for good-paying, and increasingly high-tech, jobs across our region. Take a closer look at the ways two local unions prepare people for a career that doesn't require a college degree. ...

With a little bit of the right help, Rockford-area workers are landing good jobs and building the skills they need to keep those jobs and advance their careers. ...