Meet 25 individuals who have left a mark on our region. (Part 2) ...

Meet 25 individuals who have left a mark on our region. ...

Long known as a premier restaurant and wedding venue in Rockford, this beloved destination is expanding its presence to two other favorite local venues. The result is an elegant, and elevated experience in some high-demand outdoors locations. ...

It's not very often that a community redevelops its main library from the ground up. So, Rockford Public Library is taking its unique opportunity to build the library of the future. Take a sneak peek inside, and find out what it takes to reimagine this critical community asset. ...

Once a common sight across the Illinois and Wisconsin plains, prairie chickens are best spotted these days in designated reserves. Here, writer Greg Peck explores what it's like to track down these birds in their most ostentatious time of year. ...

If you thought last year's red-hot real estate market was crazy, just wait for what's coming this year. High demand, tight supply and rising prices are putting the squeeze on buyers and sellers – but the good news is that there are plenty of opportunities to the wise shopper. ...

The search is on for longtime director Steven Larsen's replacement. This season, nine talented conductors join the RSO to perform and greet the community. Who will be hired is entirely up to you. ...

Before COVID, a YMCA program to improve family habits was important enough. But after a pandemic pause revealed an even greater need, families in the Rockford area are coming together to build their relationships while learning how to make healthy habits into a routine. ...

After more than 80 years serving its community from Rockford's Midtown District, this family-owned firm is on the move, taking its expanded inventory to a larger, more centralized location. Here's how they made it happen. ...

Decades in the making, a casino has finally come to Rockford. Go inside the opening act of Hard Rock’s new development, learn how it all came together, and see why the final development promises to create a brighter future for this region. ...