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, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.

It’s a Wild World! (A Photo Journey)

The wilderness that surrounds our urban landscapes is a source of inspiration and peacefulness for many photographers. Their work reveals a glimpse of what we can experience while exploring this magnificent planet.

Know Your Neighbors: Rockford IceHogs’ Matthew Highmore

This young hockey player is emerging as one of the best on Rockford’s AHL affiliate. Meet the young talent and learn what it’s like to be a professional hockey player.

Success Story: Advantage Kwik Dry & Flood Pros

When you’re a homeowner or business owner, it’s inevitable that your building will need maintenance at some point. Discover how Advantage Kwik Dry & Flood Pros became successful at mitigating property damage.

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara: Vote for Home Rule

As this year’s primary elections approach, Rockford-area voters are being asked to make a big commitment to the region’s future. What is home rule, and how can it open opportunities for prosperity?

Smart Living Weekly – January 31, 2018

  Embrace Local Cold-Weather Outdoor Fun Right in Our Region: While some people are huddled indoors, pining for spring, others are taking advantage of cold-weather outdoor fun in our region….
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5 Favorite Things Every Home Needs

Discover what local experts deem their favorite items. Properly furnishing a home can feel intimidating. But when you really think about it, only a few key items set the tone…
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Enjoy Fun Local History Events at Midway Village Museum

Midway Village Museum has plenty of events coming up that are both educational and fun. Learn what’s happening this holiday season.

Northwest Quiz: Windy City Holiday Traditions

Some holiday activities are so quintessentially Midwestern that we just have to make time to enjoy them all. Take our quiz and see how well you recognize these beloved traditions.