Know Your Neighbors: Shamika Williams is ‘A Real Blessing’

This mom and mentor is on a mission to help teenage girls overcome poverty and personal struggle. Learn about her own obstacles and how they led her to prepare local, at-risk girls for success in life.

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.

Success Stories: Gary W. Anderson Architects

Thirty years ago, critics thought he was crazy to invest in Rockford’s historic landmarks. Now, this area architect and his team can have the last laugh, as they leave their marks on several high-profile rehabs in the city’s urban core.