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. ...

Of all the components that comprise a wedding ceremony and reception, few are as important – or as challenging to schedule – as the venue. Whether you dream of a Midwest destination or a hometown setting, these are some top options. ...

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. ...

Risk has always been present for this Rockford-based expert in carpet cleaning, but it's the family's adaptability to changing conditions and a focus on quality that have kept this business moving with the times. ...

Our editors have given out grades as we reflect on many facets of Rockford's renewal. We know there’s still room for improvement, but we’re proud of how far things have come. ...