Not just anyplace will do on your very special day. Check out these wonderful venues in Rockford, Ill., and learn how they can breathe life into your particular wedding dream. ...

The UIC College of Medicine, in Rockford, Ill., is taking the next step in patient welfare by encouraging its students to learn the realities not always found in a textbook. ...

A little-known marrow program needs a few good donors to save lives. ...

Managing Editor Janine Pumilia finds joy in the local harvest and wonders if we've traded away too much quality in the complicated modern food industry. ...

Organized religion plays a major role in our region. Explore these unique places of worship. ...

One of the oldest churches in Rockford, Centennial United Methodist has served since the city's early settlements. Find out why this two centuries after its founding, this downtown church is still serving its community. ...

Find out why more than 800 World War II re-enactors transform Midway Village into war-ravaged 1940s Europe each fall, and why Rockford's event trumps others like it. ...

Now that the temperatures are cooling off, and the kids are back at school, it's the perfect time to get in some extra golf. Check out these local deals on fall golf. ...

What exactly is the difference between a bank and a credit union, and how can it impact my finances? Chuck Garlock, CEO of Rock Valley Credit Union, sets the record straight. ...

Restaurant Profile: This restaurant owner's family history in the food industry gave her a head start on her own business. ...