Though it may be different this year, the annual Stroll on State promises to be packed with activities as the event spreads out over a month to accommodate COVID-19 concerns. ...

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to impact our region in many ways. We enjoy highlighting places of worship and their work both at home and abroad. ...

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. ...

Now that takeout and delivery options are imperative for family-owned restaurants, this Rockford favorite is expanding its offerings in new ways. ...

Our area has a strong number of accomplished health care providers who are dedicated to their practices and their patients. Inside, learn more about their medical expertise, along with the unique advantages they provide to their patients. ...

For 10 years, area residents have started their day at this cozy coffee shop. Step inside this destination in downtown Rockford and find out how this mother-daughter team makes everyone feel like part of the family. ...

Of all the components that comprise a wedding ceremony and reception, few are as important – or as challenging to schedule – as the venue. Get an inside look at some of our region's top venues and the experiences of couples who recently said “I do.” ...

In a region that lives and dies by manufacturing, you can safely bet this critical sector is playing a role in the Rockford region’s economic recovery. From parts big and small to clients near and far, our manufacturers are producing valuable jobs while keeping the world on the move. ...

This firm provides a wealth of knowledge and education to help clients plan their financial future. And they do it while maintaining a family-like atmosphere. ...

Bird watching is one of North America’s fastest growing and most popular hobbies. But signs suggest wild birds are in serious trouble. Is it possible they could go the way of their ancestors, the dinosaurs, and disappear? ...