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.

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.






Rockford Rescue Mission Thrift Store Rescues, Recovers, Restores

Fulfilling its mission to restore a broken world, the Rescue Mission’s latest project is helping those in need and benefitting a neighborhood. Step inside this unique thrift shop.






Rockford Rescue Mission’s 50 Years of Changing Lives

For nearly half a century, it’s helped people who have nowhere else to turn. Jim Killam explores this ministry that embraces and acts on the words of Jesus Christ, and explains the rich history of this difficult but rewarding work.






Restoration Cafe: Repairing Broken Lives, Serving Good Food

This social enterprise for the Rockford Rescue Mission is about far more than a great cup of coffee and sandwich. Discover how every purchase helps your neighbors.