An exceptionally warm winter gives us plenty of incentive to fully break out of that cabin fever. We found a few more reasons to get outdoors or to find new fun indoors. ...

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. ...

From indulgent comfort foods to savory and adventurous fare this gastronomic haven in the Galena Territory promises a feast that transcends expectations. ...

Have it your way at this local favorite for pizza and pasta. With a wide and versatile menu of favorites – and a few surprises – it’s packed with options to satisfy most any kind of taste. (Can you say 30 toppings?). ...

For nearly three decades, the Sala brothers have been a familiar face at this Beloit institution. Now, another familiar face – representing a new generation – is about to start leaving a mark. ...

Though it may seem familiar in some ways, this new hangout for a Rockford favorite is taking things in a new direction, including with a few of those classic supper club touches. ...

Delicious food served in a lovingly restored historic building. There's no need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy a meal at this favorite Galena hot spot. ...

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. ...

The flavors of autumn abound, and we’ve found some of the most tempting treats this season has to offer. From drinks that warm the soul to sweets and entrees that deliver comfort, these treats bring all the flavor of a Midwestern fall. ...

As Freeport leaders and citizens unite in revitalizing their hometown, here are 5 ways to rediscover the Pretzel City. ...