Monroe Arts Center: Sometimes, Old and New Make a Perfect Team

The Monroe Arts Center has begun a new chapter of service, as it embraces a new, enhanced identity. Discover all there is to see at this valued institution.

Musician Profile: Cherry Valley’s Mo Pitney

A rising star in Nashville’s country music scene owes a lot to the wide-open spaces of northern Illinois. Meet this young musician and discover shy his hometown is so close to his heart.






On the Rise: Zac Matthews Band

These Rockford-area musicians are living their musical dreams as they make a name in the world of country music. Learn more about their natural talent and upcoming album release.