Articles by Chris Linden
Mercyhealth’s Hospital: Inside Rockford’s Biggest Development

Bringing a vision to life in northeast Rockford, Mercyhealth has spent more than $505 million on its new hospital, all the while investing at its longtime west Rockford home.

Transform Rockford: Branding is Part of the Comeback

The rapid changes happening all around the Rockford region are fueling a renewed sense of optimism and a growing “sense of place.” Turns out, that evolving identity is a key part of Rockford’s narrative to out-of-towners.

Pathways to Prosperity: Feed the Engineering Pipeline with NIU@RVC

Students with a knack for math and science are discovering it’s possible to enter a well-paying career track while earning an affordable four-year degree – all while studying at their community college.

Haight Village, Rockford’s Original Comeback

Back when there was a different attitude about downtown Rockford, a tight-knit group of neighbors fought off disinvestment, apathy and absentee landlords to restore East Rockford’s first settlement.

Pathways to Prosperity: Meet the Growing Demand for Skilled Nurses

The need for skilled nurses is growing exponentially, and there’s an easy pathway for those who want to work while furthering their education. Best of all, it’s available right here in our region.