Heart Disease: What Are Your Risks?

Heart disease kills nearly one in three Americans, but many of its causes are easily preventable. Learn how some simple habits can make a big difference.

Franchesco’s Opens Fresco at Anderson Japanese Gardens

Rockford’s newest eatery delivers more than an inventive menu of fresh, organic and locally sourced cuisine — it also brings together two local favorites in an exciting approach to dining.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

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.

Women at Work: Pursuing the Careers of Their Dreams

Who says women can’t have an amazing and fulfilling career? Meet a few local ladies who’ve worked their way into some prestigious roles.

Ostende Dance Club: More Than a Century of Ballroom Bliss

Ballroom dancing can be a great way to exercise, make friends and grow closer with your partner. Discover a local dance club that’s leaping into its second century of formal fun.

5 Ways to Keep a Youthful Appearance

Your skin can say just as much about your health as your inner workings. Learn from the team at InnovaMed Aesthetic Care, in Rockford, how to keep that skin looking great.

Milestones: Enders Flowers Celebrates 30 Years

After three decades of creating lovely floral arrangements for all sorts of occasions, Becky Baeverstad has earned a reputation as a trendsetter and a reliable florist. Discover how she turned a family passion into a successful business.

Korea: The Forgotten War Remembered

To reduce the odds of all-out war with the Soviet Union, President Truman called the Korean War a “police action,” but to the soldiers who fought, this proxy war was still war. Meet some of the men from our area who served.

NWQ Summer Getaway Guide

A great weekend’s journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area’s excellent places to play.

Rockford’s Ralph Emerson: Right Man for the Times

His poet-philosopher cousin is more famous, but this Rockford businessman had the practical sense to develop many of the city’s most important industries. Discover more about this man who stood tall in our community.