Why We Love Our Region – Part 2

Ask a thousand people and they’ll give you a thousand reasons why this corner of the Old Northwest Territory is the best place in the world to live, work and play. Paul Anthony Arco asks local leaders why they love their region.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. Discover places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.

Nothing Quite Like the County Fair

If there’s one thing we do really well in our region, it’s county fairs. Paul Anthony Arco and Rebecca O’Malley set off for the Boone County Fair to see why fans and participants keep coming back year after year.

Allen Heating & Cooling

122 N. Second St., Rockford, Ill.
(815) 298-8020

www.allenheatcool.com

Success Story: Meyer’s Tails Up Farm

Meet a family whose innate dog-handling skills have kept happy customers coming back for more than a generation.

Living the Good Life: Why We Love Our Region

We all live here for a reason, and some of us are downright passionate about life in our region. Meet 24 residents who represent many walks of life in our communities, and see why they call this place home.

Success Story: Orthopedic Rehab Specialists

Meet a group of therapists who are dedicated to making therapy sessions a relaxing, less painful experience.

City Church/Country Church

Organized religion plays a major role in the culture of our Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue.

30th Annual Autumn Pioneer Festival

Discover an annual festival that transports visitors back to the mid-1800s, as they learn about our region’s earliest settlers.

Our Kishwaukee River: A Lovely, Vulnerable Gem

Long recognized as a sanctuary for diverse plant and animal species, the Kishwaukee is one of the highest-quality rivers in Illinois. Learn how the ‘Kish’ is vulnerable to encroaching development and how we can protect it.