Thanks to the devotion of those who prize this community jewel, a promising new chapter begins. Let us introduce you to the impressive new leadership team that’s making good things happen. ...

To anyone who's met this sage of basketball wisdom, it's little surprise that he's made a successful living from a sport he just can't get enough of – and enjoys sharing with anyone interested in upping their game. ...

A plan called Beloit 2000 dates back to the 1980s, when the community came together to form a new vision for itself. In so many good ways, that dream has been realized. ...

He’s traveled the world capturing serene landscapes, forgotten places and lively cityscapes glowing in the night. Here, the photographer shares some of his favorite images and the stories behind them. ...

Have you tried to find a parking space in downtown Rockford lately? It's a bustling scene filled with people who not only work there but also eat, sleep and play in the city's center. Tour the latest developments and see what's next. ...

People have been helping one another, at no charge, since time began, but you may be surprised at just how diverse the options for volunteering are today. ...

Researchers have caught up with Mom’s admonition to “Go outside and play!” Discover some new programs that encourage us to reap the full benefits of some of the highest-quality natural areas in the Midwest. ...

When life handed Mark Hirsch a difficult situation, he found inspiration in the unlikeliest of places. See how one tree changed the life of this Platteville, Wis., photographer. ...

Meet 25 individuals who exemplify the reasons this region is a great place to live, work and play. They come from all walks of life and all corners of the region, but what distinguishes them is their dedication to transforming lives. ...

Since the late 1700s, people have been trying to fly farther and faster by way of hot air balloon. In recent times, a fair number have had ties to the Rockford, area, including Kevin Uliassi, who launched from Loves Park. ...