Many Ways to Experience the Rock River Trail

Whether you decide to drive it, paddle it or even hike it, you can explore a wide variety of sights as you traverse through northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin’s Rock River Valley.

Restoration Café: Serving Food and Coffee for a Cause

This cozy hangout on Rockford’s west side encompasses more than a great cup of coffee and a sandwich. Find out how every purchase can help Rockford Rescue Mission residents.

Northwest Neighbors: Mike Brown

After a rough beginning, YMCA leader Mike Brown is finding his way and energizing this longtime institution as it builds the foundation for its future.