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From raising funds to sponsoring charitable events, the news team at 13WREX takes community service seriously. See how the station has made service a pillar of its business. ...

Signs of an economic recovery are popping up around our region, in what promises to be a good year for growth opportunities. Learn what projects are underway in five area communities. ...

Things are looking up, and local communities are positioning themselves to make the most of it. Check in with chamber of commerce leaders from seven cities to see what they expect from the new year ahead. ...

Meet a bubbly and outgoing accountant who loves tax season and goes out of her way to serve customers while doing business better, faster and smarter. ...

For this small, family-run business, opportunity knocks in many ways. Discover how it filled a new niche and satisfied a significant new customer. ...

To corporate logistics managers, I-39 is more than just a highway. It's a key artery for shipping goods and services, and it easily connects to rail, air and river transportation. With wide-open roads and lots of available land, it's easy to see why this is a rising star. ...

Kishwaukee College (Community/Two-Year) 21193 Malta Road, Malta, Ill. www.kishwaukeecollege.edu Kishwaukee College wants to make a difference in a student’s life, by offering the learning opportunities of a big college with the value and experience of a community college. Located in Malta, between Rochelle and DeKalb, on Rte. 38, Kishwaukee is home to more than 10,500 students from around northern Illinois. ...