Success Story: Stampworks by Design

Concrete is more than just a job for this passionate couple. Discover how a chance encounter led the Gallaghers to the creative world of stamped concrete.

Dr. Kris Tumilowicz: Ringmaster of His Own Life

Musician, showman, philanthropist, sports fan, dentist. Dr. Kris Tumilowicz is many things, including passionate about life. Meet this inspiring, adventurous dentist and discover how he makes the most of every day.

Living the Good Life: Why We Love Our Region

We all live here for a reason, and some of us are downright passionate about life in our region. Meet 24 residents who represent many walks of life in our communities, and see why they call this place home.

Murder, She Writes

Best-selling author and Rockford native Erica Spindler weaves yarns that thrill. Discover what she’s up to now, and how her hometown has influenced her work.

Salamone’s Italian Restaurant and Bar: Italian Cuisine With Passion

Restaurant Profile: Meet a couple whose family restaurants led them to their own establishment in downtown Cherry Valley.

Nunzio’s: An American Dream Come True

Restaurant Profile: Meet the real, low-profile personality behind this Loves Park favorite, and discover what makes his restaurant special.

Medical School Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence

Forty years after its founding, the University of Illinois’ medical college in Rockford is still churning out eager new doctors, and getting a helping hand from volunteer physicians.

Julie Martin, Storm Chaser

She laughs in the face of danger – or at least tries not to think about it, as she reports from the sites of hurricanes, floods and other severe weather events. It’s all in a day’s work for this Rockford-area native.