Articles by Chris Linden
Transform Rockford: Boosting College Attainment

What’s a community to do when its level of college attainment is low, but the local economy demands an education? Meet a group that’s seeking to transform the region through this promising scholarship.

The Economic Impact of Education

When you add up student expenses, professor salaries, research spending and the many other activities happening at the UIC Health Sciences Campus – Rockford, what does it really mean for our economy? Take a peak inside.






Transform Rockford: Transformational Change Begins with Civility

Good examples of civility, and the lack thereof, are all around us. Meet a group of Rockford leaders who believe a more civil community is one on the path toward positive change.






Art & Craft Come Together at Blue Eagle Pottery

Robert Blue sells beautiful, functional pottery to galleries and art lovers around the world. Enter his creative process and learn where you can find his work.






Inside Manufacturing: Retooling the Future at AME & Hennig

Their work with machine tools has given Advanced Machine & Engineering and its sister company, Hennig Inc., a global reputation for com-engineered manufacturing products. See inside this Rockford operation.