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95.3 FM The Bull radio deejay Steve Summers, in the studio.
Know Your Neighbors: Steve Summers Still Having Fun

After more than three decades of greeting Rockford-area radio listeners, this deejay is still leaving his mark on the region, in many ways. Meet up with Steve Summers and find out the highs and lows of his long career.

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25 Local People Who Inspire

Meet 25 individuals who have inspired others around them on the road to success. These stories of extraordinary courage, vision and passion present a powerful reminder of the transformations happening all around our region

The Beloit International Film Festival runs Feb. 23 through March 4 at six venues around downtown Beloit.
What to Watch at Beloit’s 2018 Film Fest

Beloit International Film Festival has become one of most anticipated events in our region. Learn everything you need to know about this year’s 10-day event, and discover where to dine in between screenings.

Wilmot Mountain, in Wilmot, Wis.
A Hill & Some Snow: Where to Find Outdoor Fun This Winter

We hardy Midwesterners know that all it really takes to have some fun in the winter is a good hill, enough snow and the right equipment. Here are some of the best locations in our region to ski, board and sled.

Started as an idea at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the Lincoln Academy’s annual recognition ceremony for outstanding Illinoisans will take place in Rockford this spring.
Lincoln Laureates to Celebrate in the Forest City

At the 1964 New York World’s Fair, brilliant minds conceived the idea of having an annual recognition ceremony for outstanding Illinosians. This year, the Lincoln Academy convenes in Rockford for the first time in nearly 50 years.