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Ethan Taylor has lost 175 pounds with Jim McIlroy’s help.
Know Your Neighbors: Jim McIlroy

This health guru wants to change people’s mindsets when it comes to eating. Learn about the meal prep business he created with his wife and find out how he’s inspired a young resident to improve his eating and exercising habits.

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25 Most Interesting People of 2019

These stories of extraordinary courage, vision and passion present a powerful reminder of the transformations happening all around our region – and the everyday heroes who provide a guiding light.

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7 Luxurious Winter Retreats

Are you in the mood for a weekend getaway with plenty of luxury? Check out a few places in our region that’ll help you live like royalty this winter.

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‘The Sugarmaker’

With some help from the maple trees on his property, Brad Meinert has found a way to beat the cabin fever blues and make life a little sweeter. His homemade maple syrup is all-natural and worth the many hours of labor.

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Kids Around the World

For 25 years, this Rockford-based nonprofit has provided playground equipment, nutritious meals and Christian teaching to children in some of the poorest corners of the globe.