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. ...

They're headed to the USA Volleyball Open Championship, where they'll compete against some of the top talent in the nation. Here's how they came together and built a winning team right in Rockford. ...

A little foresight, some patience and the right designer are a good start, but there's plenty that happens behind the scenes of a big remodel. Here are a few places you might be missing. ...

If a new floor is in your home's near future, study up on the basics of what's available, what's popular and what it takes to make the right selection for your home. ...

As more drivers embrace electric vehicles, this Loves Park, Ill., company is helping homeowners, business owners and car dealerships to make the most of a budding opportunity. ...

A fireplace can instantly turn a house into a home and, with a fuel efficient gas fireplace, you can stay cozy in front of a crackling fire without the back-breaking wood chopping. Snuggling up in front of a cozy fire is one of the true joys of Midwestern winters. While the crackle and aroma of wood-burning stoves and fireplaces create ...

From a small outpost in the cornfields to Rockford's market leader, this locally controlled bank has built itself on a partnership with the community. ...

Rockford's Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVACR union has found lasting success by investing in its members ability to work at the cutting edge of technology. ...

Since Prohibition ended, Mary’s Place has been serving customers at its humble location on the Rock River. Owner Becky Haddad and her son, Jason, have a plethora of tales to tell about the storied history of making it Rockford’s oldest continuously operated bar. ...

In the shifting reality of this new economy, regional leaders are embracing the uncertainty and doubling down on the strategies and mindsets that have led to serious growth over the past decade. ...