Transform Rockford: Smart Processes Generate Action Plans

As this nonprofit group continues developing its strategic plan for Rockford’s self-improvement, it’s doing so with a careful eye on process and method. See how this thinking helps to achieve action in the corporate world.

Good Medicine for the Community & Economy

In 2010, the UIC College of Pharmacy expanded to Rockford, where nurse and physician training colleges were already in place. Find out why it’s already ranked among the top pharmacy schools in the nation.

Original Women’s Conference Inspires Women, Helps Neighbors

Now in its 10th year, this remarkable conference at a Rockford church inspires women around the world to make a difference through their faith in God.

Success Story: LawnCare by Walter, Inc.

The grass truly is greener after 30 years in business. Meet the Walter family and learn how they’ve creatively turned setbacks into opportunities through their Cherry Valley-based lawn care company.

Meet Amy Ott: Boylan Catholic High School’s First President

Amy Ott is giving back to her alma mater by embracing a new leadership position at Boylan Catholic High School. Learn how she’s made an impact on students, staff and the community this past year.

Smart Living Weekly – September 7, 2016

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Surgery: Ancient Art, Modern Miracles

Surgery still can be scary for a patient, but with the major advancements that have happened over the past half-century, operations are now safer than ever before.

Starlight Theater Celebrates 50th Season

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.

Franchesco’s Ristorante: Three Generations Celebrate Italian Dining

The Salamone family has spent the past 30 years serving impeccable food at Francesco’s Ristorante. Discover how these Sicilian natives took their business from a pizzeria to a fine dining establishment.

10 Pro Tips for Mastering Your Golf Game

Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, keep your golf season strong with these tips from our region’s pros.