Santa’s elves are on strike, and they want you to deliver Christmas cheer this year – with help from our local businesses, of course. Here are a few ideas to get you started. ...

Get ready for winter fun! Whether it’s invigorating hikes in scenic parks, sled rides down massive hills or outdoor ice skating, our region offers a variety of exciting activities for all ages. ...

What does it take to don the red suit and fill children with wonder and awe every Christmas? We caught up with three local Santa Clauses to find out how they bring the Jolly Old Elf to life. ...

On the verge of revealing a new main branch, Rockford Public Library leaders have their sights on a hub that reaches far beyond books and reading spaces. ...

Many a resident will tell you this faith-based retirement center is the sort of familiar, high-care environment where people want to spend their golden years. But seeing is also believing. ...

Whether or not you believe in ghosts, the tales of Tinker Swiss Cottage, Galena’s Lady in Black and DeKalb’s Egyptian Theatre are enough to fill us with dread. ...

What started as a troupe of innovative artists seeking a new platform has become a beloved landmark in the Rockford area’s theatrical landscape. ...

Forging a path toward the future, leaders in this Ogle County city are pushing their community forward with a number of inspiring projects. A visitor center is just the start. ...

An aging population that wants to age in place is finding it’s even easier with the right modifications at home. Did you know they’re also doctor-approved? ...

The latest season of this Rock County symphony brings a mix of tradition, ducation and inspiration on a musical journey unlike any other. ...