25 Local People Who Inspire

It’s easy to talk about transforming our region. But actually doing something to change the world – that’s the hard part. Meet 25 individuals who have made their mark through positive actions, both big and small.

Positive Signals Indicate a Year of Growth

Around our region, sprigs of new business growth are leafing out. Discover what projects are in the works and what key metrics point to a good year for economic development.

Our Region’s Original Flavors, From Morning till Night

The Old Northwest Territory is home to culinary talent like no other. Make note of these exemplary establishments for the next time you’re craving something delectable.

The End of Life: Acts of Love & Honor in Their Final Days

Each of us will face the loss of people we love. While we can’t change this fact, there’s plenty we can do to improve end-of-life quality and to memorialize those we’ve loved and lost.

Smart Living Weekly – November 18, 2015

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Restaurant Profile: Maxson Restaurant & Riverboat Returns

The “Pride of Oregon” and one of the Rock River’s most popular dining attractions is forging ahead, as its new owners continue to improve this local landmark.

Country Church/City Church

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.

Wedding Stories: Dreamy Wedding Backdrops

We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.”

Janine’s Journal: Day Trippin’ with Dogs

Summer’s all about making memories with family, friends, and in this case, furry friends. Travel with managing editor Janine Pumilia, as she explores our region with those she loves most.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

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