We can think of many reasons to buy local, from the feel-good to the economically good. Here's an argument for why supporting locally owned businesses can boost our region's economic health. ...

Rockford's hometown merchant is taking a new step in serving its customers, as it opens a second location. See how its new store on Rockford's east side promises to make this family company a powerful force in furniture. ...

Discover why this store, which calls itself "Rockford's hometown merchant," has successfully served its customers for three generations. ...