Restaurant Profile: Meet a family of Chicago restaurateurs who serve up delicious Italian dishes in a beautifully restored Dixon building. ...

Organized religion plays a major role in the culture of our Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue. ...

Restaurant Profile: Like many Italian-Americans, family is everything. Meet a restaurant owner who takes that to heart, with homemade food and a welcoming atmosphere. ...

Discover a Rockford-area church that's been a sanctuary for the city's Italian heritage, as it celebrates a proud century, and looks forward to the next. ...

Rockford's Fourth of July fireworks event isn't the only celebration that bears Joe Marino's fingerprints. For more than 50 years, he's volunteered his time to support local traditions, from the Festival of Lights to Festa Italiana. ...

See how a world-class concert pianist brings his jazzy performances to this Freeport dining destination. ...

Restaurant Profile: This restaurant owner's family history in the food industry gave her a head start on her own business. ...