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.

Cronies Grill: ‘Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times’

Restaurant Profile: Homemade food and a comfortable atmosphere are just the start for a restaurant that encourages diners to spend time with their ‘cronies.’

Sam’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

6075 E. Riverside Blvd., Rockford, Ill. (815) 877-2127
1031 Harlem Road, Machesney Park, Ill. (815) 633-2686
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Panera Bread

609 S. Perryville Road, Rockford, Ill. (815) 316-2552
1512 W. Lane Road, Machesney Park, Ill. (815) 316-2554
1905 E. Geneva St., Delavan, Wis. (262) 728-9914
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Casual/unique fast food
Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit, Roscoe & Sterling, Ill. locations
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Cronies Grill

Casual/American. Steaks, burgers, Southwestern, pizza, calzones, homemade desserts
9032 N. 2nd St., Machesney Park, Ill.
(815) 282-2262
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