An Iron Horse Takes the Galena-Chicago Stagecoach Trail

Join retired college professor Mark Schwendau and his wife, Karen, as they travel a former stagecoach trail by motorcycle and note interesting landmarks in each community along the way.

Shullsburg Creamery Makes it Good

This homegrown purveyor of Wisconsin cheeses is going strong more than 80 years after its founding. Discover what awaits your visit to Shullsburg

Capital House: Exciting New Options in Downtown Rockford

Learn about a restaurant that’s about to become the talk of downtown Rockford and find out how the owner plans to make ordering an exceptional meal a lot easier.

Cucina di Rosa: Italian Specialties that are ‘the Real Deal’

Featuring items such as Sicilian-style lasagna and homemade gelato, this restaurant is an Italian cuisine-lovers’ dream. Learn how a simple Italian dessert helped to get this eatery off the ground.

Burpee on the Rise

Thanks to the devotion of those who prize this community jewel, a promising new chapter begins. Let us introduce you to the impressive new leadership team that’s making good things happen.

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.