Benson Stone Co.: A One-Stop Destination Like No Other

Benson Stone Company is revered for being an all-encompassing home furnishing store. Travel through five generations of Benson family history and success, and learn how this business blossomed into the one-stop shop it is today.

Capital House: A First of its Kind in Downtown Rockford

It took longer than expected, but downtown Rockford’s newest destination has finally opened its doors. Discover this restaurant’s unique concept and what makes it so refreshing on the local dining scene.

Transform Rockford: Attacking Crime, City Sees Early Results

As the region continues on a path toward positive transformation, crime rates are gaining increased attention. Discover how new policing tactics are showing promising results in our region’s strategic renewal.

Peak Fitness: Where Confidence is Built

Getting healthy and in shape doesn’t have to be a frustrating experience. Discover a homegrown gym in Rockford that’s been built to cultivate healthy lifestyles.

2018 Guide to Senior Living Communities

One of the most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. Explore some of our area’s top communities for senior living.

Smart Living Weekly – March 21, 2018

  Noah’s Ark Celebrates 40 Years of Pet Rescue Right in Our Region: For 40 years, Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary Inc., 111 N. 1st St., has been rescuing homeless and…
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Smart Living Weekly – March 14, 2018

  Cirque du Soleil Comes to BMO April 5-8 Right in Our Region: More than 8 million people have seen “Corteo,” a Cirque du Soleil production that has toured the…
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The Literacy Council: Empowering People of All Ages to Achieve

The Literacy Council’s volunteers have helped countless adults and children improve their reading, math and computer literacy skills. Learn how you can take a class at, or volunteer with, the organization.

The Secret Behind Rockford’s Building Boom

As public and private organizations pour more than $2 billion of capital investments into the region, area construction firms are riding a long-awaited wave of prosperity. But is it too soon to declare this a “new normal”?