Our Pioneer Roots: Stephen and Hononegah Mack

The marriage of Stephen and Hononegah Mack led to an interesting future for the Rock River Valley. Janine Pumilia explores the Macks’ role in our region’s history and unveils how Macktown Living History keeps their stories alive.

A Night Out to Support Conservation Efforts

“Party on the Prairie” serves as a major fundraiser for Nygren Wetland Preserve, but it also gives visitors a chance to explore the soothing landscape. Learn what’s in store for this year’s event and find out how you can get involved.

2019 Guide to Senior Living Communities

One of our most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. This guide introduces you to some of the excellent care available within our region.

Nooks & Crannies, Holiday Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Holiday Shopping: 20 Gift Ideas You Won’t Find on Amazon

If your idea of holiday shopping is buying what a robot thinks you want, you’re missing out. Call us old-fashioned, but we think there’s something irresistible about locally owned stores. So, we tracked down a few ideas to help you get started.

Smart Living Weekly – October 24, 2018

  Jingle Bell Rockton Rings in the Holidays Right in Our Region: Get a jump start on your buy-local holiday shopping with a visit to Jingle Bell Rockton, coming up…
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2018 Senior Living Guide

One of our most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. This guide introduces you to some of the excellent care available within our region.

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: Stillman Bank

With a 135-year history of serving the greater Rockford region, this community bank continues to pride itself on the fundamentals of good banking: relationships, service and the ability to respond to changing demands.

Nooks & Crannies, Spring Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.