Founded in 1962 by three local anesthesiologists, this group has become a model in the health care industry and things are only looking up. See what makes these physicians special to the Rockford area. ...

Ask a thousand people and they'll give you a thousand reasons why this corner of the Old Northwest Territory is the best place in the world to live, work and play. Paul Anthony Arco asks local leaders why they love their region. ...

Joining a book club has become the in thing to do. Senior staff writer Paul Anthony Arco caught up with members from three local clubs who share insight as to what makes these groups so much fun. ...

At 93 years young, optician Earl Fulling still reports to work each day at Northern Illinois Optical, the business he established in downtown Rockford in 1949. Today, with son Mike, he's serving second-, third- and fourth-generation customers. ...

As the holidays approach, we offer a collection of time-tested recipes handed down from our ancestors. ...

When it comes to good summer fun, it’s hard to beat time spent at the ballgame. Step inside a day at Road Ranger Stadium, home of Rockford's own minor-league baseball team. ...

Comfort food is what it's all about at MashUp, where standard fare is mac and cheese, chicken pot pies and other gourmet twists on our favorite dishes. ...

If there's one thing we do really well in our region, it's county fairs. Paul Anthony Arco and Rebecca O'Malley set off for the Boone County Fair to see why fans and participants keep coming back year after year. ...

Meet a family who's using its love of farming to provide customers with a variety of feed and supply needs. Ostrich and zebra chow are just the beginning. ...

He's spent more than 50 years working with the Rockford Park District, and his latest project is no small feat. Discover some of the lessons from this dynamic director, and learn about his new book -- a comprehensive history of the park district. ...