How Oregon Rescued Itself

Just four years ago, this small town in Ogle County was called out as a “Triple Threat” for its high poverty, jobless rate and low average incomes. Today, it’s a bustling town with a promising future.

Smart Living Weekly – June 27, 2018

  Parmalee Headlines ByronFest July 13-15 Right in Our Region: A small town will grow 10 times larger when people head to the 31st annual ByronFest in downtown Byron, Ill.,…
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TownSquare Players: 50 Years of Live Theater in Woodstock

For half a century, volunteers dedicated to quality community theater have helped to make this McHenry County staple a vaunted local tradition.

Smart Living Weekly – May 10, 2017

  RMTD Trolley Offers Taste of Yesterday Right in Our Region: One century ago, before the rise of automobiles, how did most local residents move from point to point within…
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Smart Living Weekly – February 15, 2017

  The Buzz About Beloit International Film Festival Right in Our Region: Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) is one of the most significant cultural events in our region. For 10…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 23, 2016

  Stroll on State Brings Downtown Rockford to Life Right in Our Region: Stroll on State, a holiday festival that brings more people to downtown Rockford than any other single-day…
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Certified Products Corp. / The Venue

36 S. Main St. Janesville, Wisconsin 608-373-9727 www.thevenuejanesville.com

Nooks & Crannies, Cabin Fever Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Smart Living Weekly – January 27, 2016

  Snapshots of Culture at Beloit Film Fest Right in Our Region: Filmmakers from across the globe have submitted more than 1,000 films to Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) over…
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The Rebirth of Rockford’s East Historic District

Remember when finding a parking spot or being seated in a downtown Rockford restaurant on a Friday night was never a problem? Thankfully, those days are gone. Tour the east part of downtown and see what’s new and what’s in the works.