Nooks & Crannies, Spring-Summer Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

What Really Happens in the Emergency Room

From the ordinary and the bizarre to the downright miraculous, the experiences that happen inside the hospital emergency room vary from day to day. See what physicians are really up to inside our local ERs.

How to Make a Dream (Kitchen) Come True

A good remodel improves your kitchen’s functionality and provides great relief from an outdated style. We caught up with two local experts who share their insights into the process of kitchen remodeling and the latest trends.

The Adventures of Brad Nordlof

He’s traveled the world capturing serene landscapes, forgotten places and lively cityscapes glowing in the night. Here, the photographer shares some of his favorite images and the stories behind them.

Midway Village: Endowment Opportunity Needs Public Support

Rockford’s beloved history museum has a chance to boost its funding, at a time when state support is disappearing. Learn how your donations can go the extra mile – but only if you act in time.

The Many Talents of Dr. Edward Yavitz

Meet an energetic Rockford-area eye specialist who’s not only pushing the bounds of his field but giving back to his hometown.

Rockford’s Downtown Renaissance

Have you tried to find a parking space in downtown Rockford lately? It’s a bustling scene filled with people who not only work there but also eat, sleep and play in the city’s center. Tour the latest developments and see what’s next.

Transform Rockford: Choosing to Make ‘Compassionate Impacts’

In its effort to create a Top 25 community by 2025, Transform Rockford is nurturing a group that takes a decidedly different approach to charitable requests.

Hearthrock Cafe: A New Chef Brings New Enthusiasm

Todd Cooper, Hearthrock Café’s new head chef, is part of some big changes at the establishment. Learn about the new and exciting updates and find out why longtime fans of Hearthrock shouldn’t worry about a thing.

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.