"Special education" covers many areas in Rockford's public school system, and it's all aimed at helping a student to achieve his or her highest potential. Meet a few of these determined educators and see the difference they're making in young lives. ...

How do we know when we've reached the Top 25 communities? A helpful tool from Transform Rockford offers a gauge for where we've come and a target for where we still have left to go. ...

As Rockford Symphony Orchestra's music director, Steven Larsen, prepares to begin his next journey, he's spending plenty of time reflecting on the many ways he's impacted the orchestra over the past three decades. ...

It’s no accident that RFD has become one of the world’s fastest-growing cargo airports and a major intersection of commerce in Illinois. Indeed, RFD’s rise on the national and global stage has been a long time in the making, as leaders double down on their strengths and position the airport for victories to come. This is the inside story of ...

Animal adoptions have gone up dramatically over the past year, and that's good news for Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, in Rockford. Step inside and see how this nonprofit is weathering the pandemic and how you can help. ...

For families where separation, divorce or domestic violence have left brokenness, Children's Safe Harbor, in Rockford, is providing a source of hope and an important partnership in the healing process. ...

With a little bit of the right help, Rockford-area workers are landing good jobs and building the skills they need to keep those jobs and advance their careers. ...

For two decades this Rockford-based clinic has sought to provide top-notch care for patients of any health system. In its new Sycamore location the team continues to build on its hallmark approach, including an emphasis on patient education. ...

Innovation and smart marketing are propelling this decades-long fixture in Rockford to the forefront of pet treats. Meet up with company president Rick Ruffolo and see how he's keeping ahead of a fast-changing marketplace. ...

It’s hard to know when news will break, and when it does, you can bet 23 News' Mike Garrigan will be ready. Get to know this local evening news anchor and find out why he enjoys bringing Rockford the latest updates each night. ...