Abraham Lincoln’s Freeport Connection

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas faced off in a series of debates throughout Illinois, and the outcome was life-altering for everyone. Learn how Freeport is celebrating Lincoln’s legacy today.

Rockford Rescue Mission: 55 Years of Changing Lives

Rockford Rescue Mission is known for serving warm, hearty meals to the homeless, but this west-side staple offers so much more to those who are ready and willing to change their lives for the better.

‘Wigging Out’ with Christal Schanes

Her Rockford roots played a large part in her success. Learn how this ever-evolving artist found opportunities in our region that led to winning two Emmy Awards and launching a nonprofit that helps cancer patients.

Know Your Neighbors: Jim McIlroy

This health guru wants to change people’s mindsets when it comes to eating. Learn about the meal prep business he created with his wife and find out how he’s inspired a young resident to improve his eating and exercising habits.