It’s a hot spot of activity all summer long, and it keeps the entertainment coming through the cold winters. This downtown Rockford spot is a favorite to locals and travelers on many levels. ...

After two decades of helping people to find affordable tools for the job, this small-business owner finds he's right where he wants to be. ...

Twenty years ago, Rockford citizens banded together to save the city’s lavish performing arts venue. As the Coronado Theatre emerges from pandemic-related closures, this beloved venue continues to wow people both young and old. ...

Our nation's economy has been through plenty of ups and downs over the past two years, but through it all manufacturers have continued their steady march onward – and in Rockford, that means we're leading the way to recovery. ...

The savvy gardener knows there are big advantages to starting vegetable seeds indoors during the late winter. With the right tools and knowledge, you can be well on your way to a bountiful harvest. ...

No matter your age, it's never too late to evaluate your career path. If you need a little guidance along the way, our region has many resources to guide you to the next step. ...

Sure, model railroading is a fun pastime for many, but it's also a way for kids and adults alike to explore math, science, engineering, history and art. One Rockford group's latest show puts it all on display in grand style. ...

It sat vacant for nearly four decades, and now, Belvidere’s Funderburg House is ready to welcome the public back into its time capsule environment. Lovingly preserved, it’s a telling reflection of two families and the history that unfolded behind these walls. ...

Just think: The groundhog is the only animal in the U.S. who has both a holiday and a major film named for him. Test your knowledge about this humble Hollywood star and his quirky fame. ...

Eyeing its mission of making a Top 25 community by 2025, this nonprofit is homing in on the strategies that will help to reverse some of the Rockford area's most stubborn challenges. ...