Meet 25 individuals who have left a mark on our region. Everyday heroes are all around us. Parents, emergency responders and teachers come quickly to mind. But what about the small-business owners, conservationists, philanthropists and quiet leaders among us? It’s easy to take for granted, but it’s important to recognize the many ways these heroes inspire us to dream more, ...

As the nonprofit Transform Rockford continues to pursue positive improvements across our region, effective strategy has become an essential component. See how the group is making progress. ...