Capital House: Bringing a Big-City Feel to Rockford

One owner is from New York and the other is from Boston. Discover what brought two people to the Midwest in pursuit of a destination that’s about to become the talk of downtown Rockford.

Vito’s Ristorante: A Familiar Name in a New Location

It’s a family affair at this new destination in Roscoe, Ill. Meet the familiar faces behind this operation, and discover why it’s thriving in its new setting.






Reveal a New You in the New Year

Keep the New Year’s spirit alive by maintaining your resolutions. Here’s how our region’s leading practices can help to refresh your look.






The Stagecoach Era

It lasted only a few decades, but this period in the mid-1800s had a significant impact on our region, as settlements were linked, mail was managed and groundwork was laid for future transportation systems.






Good Medicine for the Community & Economy

In 2010, the UIC College of Pharmacy expanded to Rockford, where nurse and physician training colleges were already in place. Find out why it’s already ranked among the top pharmacy schools in the nation.






Northern Illinois Food Bank is Stepping Up to Deal with Hunger

You may be surprised to learn the extent that which hunger affects our neighbors. Learn how you can get involved with Northern Illinois Food Bank to help make a difference.






Genuine Northwest, Holiday/Winter Edition

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.






Northwest Quiz: Literary Luminaries

This is the perfect time to catch up on your reading. Test your knowledge of these literary luminaries who have called our region home.






10 Reasons Rockford is a Top Place to Play

One of Transform Rockford’s goals is to promote healthy lifestyles and create recreation assets that receive national acclaim. In fact, several of our favorite destinations have already received national attention. Here are 10 reasons we’re already excellent.






Family Counseling Services: Helping People to Take Back Their Lives

Rockford’s oldest family services center is feeling the strain of a tough economy, but with a new director, it’s finding new ways to serve those in need. Explore this dedicated center and how you can help.