Our ladies get all dolled up for this spring's fashion shoot inside Arch Apothecary, Rockford's trendy, locally owned makeup and beauty supply store. ...

He's spent more than 50 years working with the Rockford Park District, and his latest project is no small feat. Discover some of the lessons from this dynamic director, and learn about his new book -- a comprehensive history of the park district. ...

Our region is filled with plenty of exciting destinations. Here are a few that remain practically in our own backyards. ...

Adrenaline junkies, brace yourself for a 75-foot plunge coming this summer to the Cherry Valley, Ill., water park. Discover this new ride, and learn how the park contributes to our region. ...

This Minnesota native has made herself at home in Rockford, as a longtime personality on WREX and as a happy mother. Discover what this talented storyteller loves about covering our region. ...

Kids grow up so fast; if only we could hang on to them just a little bit longer. Managing Editor Janine Pumilia reflects on the inevitable as her oldest child graduates from college. ...

The crack of the bat. The plush green grass. The breeze of a warm summer evening. The scent of hot dogs and hamburgers wafting through the air. Another baseball season has arrived, with many exciting changes. ...

Organized religion plays a major role in the culture of our Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city. ...