Explore how seven communities are supercharging recent developments, how they’re setting the stage for new things to come, and why they’re optimistic about their prospects for the coming 12 months. ...

Art isn't so intimidating when you're guided by experienced creative teachers. In these studios, you can get creative with paint, pottery, glass or even wood burning. ...

What's a community to do when its level of college attainment is low, but the local economy demands an education? Meet a group that's seeking to transform the region through this promising scholarship. ...

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. ...

Starlight's 50th season promises to be as enchanting as the theater housing it. Reminisce with director Mike Webb as he recounts the best and worst moments of the theater's eventful history. ...

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. ...

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues. ...

Who are young professionals, what do they enjoy, and what does the Rockford region offer them? Find out how our community caters to this demographic, and why a healthy future depends on them. ...

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues. ...

Once the pastor of Rockford’s Court Street Methodist Church and a close friend of Robert Tinker, Vincent spurred the creation of summer schools, correspondence courses and university extension programs, not to mention “Book of the Month” clubs. ...