This family business maintains a close connection to the old country, and its respect runs high for the treasures of bygone days. ...

Local paddlers are finding a relaxing and exciting way to relieve stress and get some fresh air, all while touring the area's many waterways. ...

Rock star and Rockford resident Rick Nielsen actually started out playing drums. Once his love affair with the guitar began, he never looked back, and each part of his unique collection has a story to tell. ...

Organized religion plays a major role in the culture of our Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin region. Check out these unique places of worship, one in the country and one in the city. ...

Meet a local physician who's using new technologies and procedures to help patients suffering from cataracts. ...

When interest rates are at historic lows, investors need to reexamine their short- and long-term needs. Jeffry Trad, of Midland Financial Strategies, suggests several questions investors should consider. ...

The Old Northwest Territory is full of great resort and hotel getaways. Why not explore some of the best in your own backyard? ...

Brad Harrison isn't your typical businessman. He owns the only harmonica manufacturing company in the United States, and even Bruce Springsteen is on back order. ...

Meet the experienced optometry team now working under one roof at Primary Eye Care Centers, Rockford. ...

Temperatures are cold, but the fashion is hot this winter. Check out this season's classy trends. ...