5 Favorite Things Every Home Needs

Properly furnishing a home can feel intimidating. But when you really think about it, only a few key items set the tone for comfort and style. When they’re carefully chosen,…
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Milestone: Gustafson’s Furniture Expands to East Rockford

Rockford’s hometown merchant is taking a new step in serving its customers, as it opens a second location. See how its new store on Rockford’s east side promises to make this family company a powerful force in furniture.

Milestones: Gustafson’s Marks 85 Years

Discover why this store, which calls itself “Rockford’s hometown merchant,” has successfully served its customers for three generations.

12 Ways to Make Your Home Shine

It’s a brand new year, and we’re ready to freshen up our homes. Even if major projects aren’t in the budget, there are plenty of ways to give ourselves a lift and put our digs in tip-top condition. Here are a few simple ideas.

Living the Good Life: Why We Love Our Region

We all live here for a reason, and some of us are downright passionate about life in our region. Meet 24 residents who represent many walks of life in our communities, and see why they call this place home.

Buying Local: Why it Matters to You

In an age when so much about our economy feels out of control, it’s good to know that it’s within our power to impact our local economy. Learn why ‘Buy Local’ is not just a slogan for good business, but a strategy for economic recovery.