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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.

The last covered bridge in Wisconsin, captured by Melinda Roberts.
Discovering Wisconsin, One History Marker at a Time

When Melinda Roberts visited Wisconsin for the first time in 2011, she had no idea she would soon be diagnosed with colon cancer. Given two years to live, she began recording Wisconsin’s historical markers as a therapeutic project.

Some church congregations that once thrived in Rockford’s downtown have found new life by moving to the outskirts of the city. Others have stayed put and reached out to help solve neighborhood challenges that surround them. This is a story of the latter.
A Second First Start

When First Presbyterian and Second Congregational UCC in Rockford banded together, members discovered just what it means when two are better than one.