Warriors Forever: Telling the Story of Rockford’s Greatest Basketball Team

Growing up in Rockford, author John Gile had always admired the fabled Rockford West High School basketball teams that won back-to-back championships in the 1950s. But his journey to tell the story about the Warriors took an odyssey all its own.

A Great One-Two Punch at Patriots Boxing Club

Meet Jimmy Goodwin Jr., the owner of Patriots Boxing Club, and his star student, Angel Martinez, who’s a boxing national champion.

Graystone Grill: A Perfect Summertime Dining Destination

Graystone Grill is a perfect place to visit before or after a round of golf. Find out what makes this place the perfect summer destination.

Know Your Neighbors: Mark Hirsch

When life handed Mark Hirsch a difficult situation, he found inspiration in the unlikeliest of places. See how one tree changed the life of this Platteville, Wis., photographer.

Know Your Neighbors: Michelle Gorham

She wasn’t looking for change in her life, but it found her anyway. And she couldn’t be happier. Find out why this Rockford native believes things always work out the way they’re supposed to.

Northwest Neighbors: Dr. Dan Woestman

The future looks bright for the Belvidere School District, thanks in part to its new 35-year-old superintendent. Meet a young and inspiring personality who’s driving change in local education.

Meet Amy Ott: Boylan Catholic High School’s First President

Amy Ott is giving back to her alma mater by embracing a new leadership position at Boylan Catholic High School. Learn how she’s made an impact on students, staff and the community this past year.

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.

Cheap Trick Heads to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The award-winning band that started in a Rockford garage is receiving an honor they never anticipated. Experience the journey through the eyes of lead guitarist Rick Nielsen.

Music Academy in Rockford Celebrates 30 Years

Young musicians age preschool to adult attend the Music Academy in Rockford, traveling here from a 90-mile radius. Discover how this program helps students achieve their greatest musical and personal potential.