The award-winning band that started in a Rockford garage is receiving an honor they never anticipated. Experience the journey through the eyes of lead guitarist Rick Nielsen. ...

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. ...

Our region has long been a stomping ground for phenomenal musicians. Test your knowledge about some local legends. ...

Rick Nielsen’s amazing collection of guitars and Cheap Trick memorabilia come out for a brand-new, traveling exhibit. See it first at this small museum in Illinois. ...

Meet some of the people whose passions for their work shine through their accomplishments. ...

Rock star and Rockford resident Rick Nielsen actually started out playing drums. Once his love affair with the guitar began, he never looked back, and each part of his unique collection has a story to tell. ...