Smart Living Weekly – October 16, 2019

  Rock House Kids Celebrates 20th Year Right in Our Region: Rock House Kids, 1325 7th St., is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. This Christian ministry for inner-city kids…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 10, 2019

  Kids Spot: Keeping Kids Active is Good Right in Our Region: Kids Spot, 9461 N. 2nd St., in Roscoe, has been growing by leaps and bounds, while doing cartwheels,…
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Children’s Home and Aid: Stabilizing Families

Children’s Home and Aid has found a new home at 424 7th St. and is moving there this fall. The larger, safer space and more pleasing environment will help the…
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Could You Be an Advocate in Court for a Child?

What is a CASA? A judge can request that a Court-Appointed Special Advocate be assigned to a case in which a child is impacted. Learn how you can help judges to make better-informed decisions.

Rosie’s Birthday Club: A Nonprofit That Knows How to Party

Rosie’s Birthday Club is a nonprofit that organizes birthday parties for children in poverty. See for yourself how much joy this organization brings.

Rosecrance: 100 Years of Help, Hope, Recovery

What began as one couple’s act of charity to homeless children has evolved into a highly respected, nationally recognized agency. Meet people who’ve found a new chance at life.

Smart Living Weekly – November 11, 2015

  Explore Updated Sapora Playworld Right in Our Region: Children and parents alike have new reason to visit Rockford Park District’s Sapora Playworld, located at 4150 N. Perryville Road. After…
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Rockford Memorial Hospital: Saving Young Lives in the PICU

When we think of neonatal intensive care units, we think of Rockford Memorial Hospital. But did you also know that the Children’s Medical Center is one of just 10 state-certified pediatric intensive care units in the state?

The Evolution of Toys

You’ll never guess what early game centered on choosing virture or ruin, as historian Gail Ravitts explains how toys evolved in the U.S., and which were made right here at home.

Children’s Home and Aid Society: Focused on Families for 75 Years

For 75 years, this organization has helped to make broken families whole once again. Kara Anderson discovers how this group makes a significant impact on local children.