Become an Amateur Astronomer

You don’t need to own a fancy telescope to view the stars, planets and comets in outerspace. Learn where several local observatories reside – each offering opportunities to view the night sky in all its splendor.

Embracing the 21st Century at Practice Velocity

Dancing in the office, wearing costumes to work, and a flat organizational structure? What is this, Google? No, these are part of the unique workplace culture at one of the Rockford area’s biggest software design firms.

Pig Minds Brewing Co.: Don’t Knock It Until You Try It

This establishment may only sell vegan dishes, but the general manager wants people to give this unique food a chance.

A Checklist of Regional Craft Wine and Beer

We’ve made a checklist of the best craft breweries and wineries in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Can you visit them all this season?

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and opportunities happening among our region’s manufacturers.

Milestones: Classic Limousine Celebrates 20 Years

Jerry Vickery became a limo driver to fill his spare time. But since taking the reins last year of this longtime Rockford company, he’s accelerated the company’s commitment to excellence.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and opportunities happening among our region’s manufacturers.

Big Papa’s Barbecue: Created by Demand

There’s something good wafting through the air near Machesney Park Mall. Discover a new place that started with a sauce and a food truck that become a popular attraction.

Great Places To Eat Out(side)

When the weather’s nice, it’s hard to stay holed up inside. We stopped by some of our favorites to ask what makes each special.

The Hope & Anchor: English Pub Dishes Up Bloody Good Fare

Restaurant Profile: Discover a unique English-style pub that transports its guests across the pond, and embraces the history of its familiar location.