Emily Bear’s first EP of pop music, entitled Emotions, is now available. Learn how the Rockford native reached this impressive milestone, and what lies ahead for her. ...

Holiday shopping doesn't have to be a chore. Make it an adventure by exploring six trendy local boutiques and dozens of suggestions for wonderful gifts found at locally owned stores throughout our area. ...

Through 80 years of musical outreach, the Rockford Symphony Orchestra has made itself a staple in the region. Learn more about its long history, the music director behind its recent growth and what's in store for its anniversary season. ...

She's performed at the White House, played with countless celebrities and taken the stage at Carnegie Hall, yet Rockford resident Emily Bear is still just a friendly, warm-hearted girl next door. ...