Midway Village: Welcoming Spring, Sock Monkey Style

Midway Village Museum has plenty of fun and educational events happening this spring, well beyond a festival that celebrates the humble sock monkey. Find out what’s coming up this busy season.

Burpee Museum’s New App Explores Natural History

Now, there’s a way to learn about natural history without even stepping foot inside Rockford’s Burpee Museum.

Nooks & Crannies, Cabin Fever Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Braces and Beyond: Reshaping ‘Face Value’ at Orthodontic Experts

Braces are a right of passage for most youth, but each patient is a different challenge for an orthodontist. Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk from Orthodontic Experts shares how he can help patients live healthy and confidently.

Upper Iowa University: 10 Years of Offering Continuing Education

For the past decade now, people in Rockford have been studying hard to achieve an affordable, career-advancing education. Find out how they’re going to take their education a step further beginning this fall.

Kids Around the World

For 25 years, this Rockford-based nonprofit has provided playground equipment, nutritious meals and Christian teaching to children in some of the poorest corners of the globe.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

A great weekend’s journey isn’t so far from home. Here are some excellent places to visit.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and innovations happening within our region’s manufacturing companies.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship in each issue.

Success Stories: Gambino Realtors

You might recognize this Rockford-area real estate firm for its catchy jingles, but clever marketing is only part of the formula that’s helped this firm to become one of the region’s oldest and largest specialists in real estate.