He spent 20 years honing his craft. Now that he’s on his own Jose Chavez is driving his own destiny, built upon timeless family recipes and a taste that comes straight from central Mexico. ...

She never expected to own a women’s boutique, but when the opportunity fell into her lap Christine LaMantia couldn’t say no. She’s found a dedicated community has her back. ...

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For more than six decades every October, Sycamore comes alive with it's annual Pumpkin Festival, running this year Wednesday through Sunday. But did you know the city's also a vibrant hub with historical buildings and forward-thinking leaders? ...

Whether you’re staying overnight or just dropping in, the signature restaurant at Rockford’s downtown Embassy Suites serves up a taste that’s totally true to its hometown. ...

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