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Winnebago and Boone Counties Genealogy Society members L-R: Bill Edmundson, Marsha Hosfeld, Jean Lythgoe, Russ Cline, Kathy Burfield, Joetta Wyatt and Linda Robertson.
Discovering Your Roots Through Genealogy

It’s amazing how quickly entire life histories can vanish from view. Those of us who yearn to know from where – and from whom – we came need only to don our detective hats.

Matthew Highmore, Rockford IceHogs hockey player (Samantha Behling photo)
Know Your Neighbors: Rockford IceHogs’ Matthew Highmore

This young hockey player is emerging as one of the best on Rockford’s AHL affiliate. Meet the young talent and learn what it’s like to be a professional hockey player.

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara
4 Leaders Charting a Course to Prosperity

The Rockford region’s new leaders have bold ideas for moving our region forward. But can they exorcise the ghosts of our past and rise beyond the challenges of today?

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6 Can’t-Miss Holiday Shopping Destinations

Sure, you can do all of your shopping online or at the mall. But you’re missing out. For a truly memorable gift-giving season, head out to some of these inspiring downtown districts. We promise you’ll find unique gifts and a fun experience along the way

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Dogs with Jobs

Today, more than ever, man’s best friend has become an integral part of our families, jobs and health. Take a look at some of the ways in which we put dogs to work, such as policing, therapy and service.