It’s the time of year to say ‘I love you’ to that special someone in your life. Candy and flowers are popular gifts, but jewelry can go a long way toward making a lasting impression. Experts say the key is finding the most suitable piece for your particular loved one. Select gemstone jewelry that’s comfortable and fits her style and ...

From a simple grassroots beginning, this lively group of thespians has spent more than a generation entertaining the Freeport area. Discover what makes them a gem for their community. ...

Ask a thousand people and they'll give you a thousand reasons why this corner of the Old Northwest Territory is the best place in the world to live, work and play. Paul Anthony Arco asks local leaders why they love their region. ...

There’s so much to do in our neck of the Old Northwest Territory! Here are some fun events coming up this season. ...

You don’t have to travel far to find world-class musical and theatrical performances. Here’s a breakdown of just some of our region’s upcoming events and amazing venues. ...

These brothers believe in tradition, and there's plenty of it at this longtime staple in Monroe, Wis. Step inside and discover some delicious Wisconsin dishes. ...

There’s so much to do in our neck of the Old Northwest Territory! Here are some fun events coming up this season. ...

The Illinois winemaking scene is slowly coming into its own, and our area includes some impressive displays of talent. Discover some of our local medal-winning wines. ...

Purchasing a new or used vehicle can sometimes be an arduous task. Not so at Fairway Ford in Freeport, where the staff attempts to make every sale or service visit a fun experience. Learn how this car dealership puts service to customers and the community first. ...

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. ...