Risk is an inherent part of your stock investment portfolio, and lately it's been paying off. But that risk has a downside, too. Keith Akre, of Stillman Bank, explains. ...

It's never fun to think about, but it's essential to plan out how your money will pass to your family when you die. Mark Gerard, of Charles Schwab in Rockford, shares the benefits of including a trust in your estate plan. ...

How well do you know our region’s landmarks and popular destinations? ...

Discover this 21-and-over pub featuring American and Irish dishes and an extensive alcohol selection. ...

It’s never an easy choice when seeking the perfect college — there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the top institutions available here in our region. ...

This holiday tradition will help you catch the Christmas spirit. Find out what to expect at this annual event and learn about some of the new and exciting attractions. ...

This concert brings the community together each year to celebrate the life of Jesus Christ. Learn what to expect at this year’s concert and find out how the Rockford Choral Union will pay tribute to a longtime performer. ...

As it marks its 20th anniversary, this Rockford nonprofit is working harder than ever to provide a safe and positive environment where some of the city's neediest children can find love and shelter. ...

Rockford Rescue Mission is known for serving warm, hearty meals to the homeless, but this west-side staple offers so much more to those who are ready and willing to change their lives for the better. ...

A teacher by day, an '80s tribute rocker by night, this Pecatonica, Ill., woman is sharing her lifelong passion for music in many ways. ...