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. ...

This business has continued to grow in popularity, so the owners recently opened a second location in Woodstock. Learn what it takes to run a successful antique store and find out what separates this place from its competitors. ...

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. ...

This trendy summer style makes a real statement. (Photo Gallery included) ...

A sea of changes is slowly transforming this most traditional of games. We caught up with some of the area’s top golf pros to see how new technologies and audiences are shaping our local courses, and how they’re adapting with the times. ...

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

What other sector can say it drives our region like manufacturing, which powers our local economy, our jobs scene, and products found around the world? Take a look at some of these firms that are leading their industries. ...

For the past decade, this regional transportation system has continually grown as it serves those who need a ride. Discover what makes the SMTD a growing asset for state-line area residents. ...

To anyone who's met this sage of basketball wisdom, it's little surprise that he's made a successful living from a sport he just can't get enough of – and enjoys sharing with anyone interested in upping their game. ...

These are the holes that test golfers’ souls – the meanest holes to be found at some of our region’s top courses. With some help from area golf pros, we look at the anatomy of these dastardly layouts and the strategies to help you prevail. ...