Monty Piercefield answered the call to serve his country three times. At 96, this Rockford native still carries pride in his country and a message of honor to those who serve today. ...

Many celebrated entertainers have called our region home. How many do you know about? Take our quiz and find out. ...

For two decades, Don Manzullo represented the people of Illinois’ 16th Congressional District. His new memoir recounts his experiences of serving in Washington while remaining true to democracy, his faith and the people of northern Illinois. ...

A weekend’s journey is closer than you might think. Check out these fun destinations that are close to home but still feel so far away. ...

Opened more than 100 years ago, this Wisconsin venue has become a premier destination for up-and-coming acts. With renovations, new performance spaces and new acts, the opera house is preparing for the future. ...

A decade after launching a strategic improvement of the Rockford region, this group is shifting its focus toward a new phase in the journey. ...

Check out these original and inventive shops in our area. ...

Check out these amazing images, captured by our local photographers. ...

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region. ...

This pair of Rockford women have spent years working in health care in Rockford – a background they've also found extremely helpful in rehabilitating injured wildlife. ...