Back when there was a different attitude about downtown Rockford, a tight-knit group of neighbors fought off disinvestment, apathy and absentee landlords to restore East Rockford’s first settlement. ...

A new Mobil/Kelley's Market location has arrived, and with it comes a new service to a growing market. But unlike other growth stories, this market isn't at the edge of urban sprawl. ...

Downtown Rockford got the boost it needed when three friends opened a restaurant and brewery on the riverfront in 2014. Now, Prairie Street Brewing Co. has even more to offer. ...

Have you tried to find a parking space in downtown Rockford lately? It's a bustling scene filled with people who not only work there but also eat, sleep and play in the city's center. Tour the latest developments and see what's next. ...

His work is turning Rockford's forgotten urban treasures into valuable economic engines and breathing new life into the city's urban landscape. Step inside some of these new developments and the hardworking personality driving the charge. ...

When businesses were abandoning downtown Rockford in the 1970s, city and park district leaders made a bold decision: build an indoor ice rink on the river. Guess what? It laid the groundwork for today's renaissance. ...

Over the years, it's sheltered craft brewers, shady characters, local and federal authorities, entrepreneurs and artists. What's ahead for this revitalized downtown landmark? Jim Killam tells the story behind the Prairie Street Brewhouse. ...

Meet a restaurant owner whose love for coffee was the start of her exciting new place in downtown Rockford. Discover her unique brews and delicious bakery menu. ...

This social enterprise for the Rockford Rescue Mission is about far more than a great cup of coffee and sandwich. Discover how every purchase helps your neighbors. ...

Once the object of a city’s ire and disappointment, Rockford’s downtown arena is enjoying a new lease on life. With a new name, a new team, a new attitude and some early successes, the former MetroCentre is well on its way toward a winning season. ...