The Complete Sheep Shoppe: Thriving Through Wool

From raising sheep on the family farm to running a storefront business, the couple behind this Belvidere-area specialty store know and provide the best in sheep-based products.

13WREX Makes a Difference On and Off the Air

From raising funds to sponsoring charitable events, the news team at 13WREX takes community service seriously. See how the station has made service a pillar of its business.

Poplar Grove Airport: Where Flying is Fun

From its beginning as the first airport in Boone County, to being named the 2015 Best Private Airport in Illinois, Poplar Grove Airport has earned a unique reputation among aviators, both locally and worldwide.

Rowland Salley’s All About the Bass

He may be a musical success who’s toured with Chris Isaak, Rowland Salley has never forgotten about his hometown of Belvidere.

Success Stories: Luecke Jewelers

Discover a family business whose members have been part of downtown Freeport for more than a century and developed a reputation that’s just as enduring as the jewelry on display.

New Projects Ignite a Local Recovery

Signs of an economic recovery are popping up around our region, in what promises to be a good year for growth opportunities. Learn what projects are underway in five area communities.

2015 Guide to Senior Living Communities

One of the most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. Explore some of our area’s top communities for senior living.

Success Stories: Gibbons Electric

Meet an entrepreneur whose visionary spark has led to a vibrant and growing business in electrical work, and discover what unique niche this business has filled.

Nooks & Crannies, Holiday Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Taking it in Stride: The Regal Sport of Dressage

When done properly, this equestrian sport looks like a simple dance routine, but it takes years of training for both horse and rider. Explore the team effort required to produce a champion.