More and more farmers' markets are popping up all over our region, ofering not only wonderful produce, but also the pleaure of meeting those folks who grew it. We provide a regional list of the markets and a glimpse of what you'll find. ...

Discover a 68-year-old family-run business that succeeds by blending trend and tradition. ...

There’s so much to do in our neck of the Old Northwest Territory! Here are some fun events coming up this season. ...

Discover a Rockford-based business that has spent 53 years giving customers its heart and sole, in the pursuit of quality service. ...

There’s so much to do in our region! Here are some exciting recreation events happening this season. ...

Home gardeners aren’t the only folks anticipating the spring introductions of new annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Janine Pumilia asks our local greenhouse experts which ones they’re most excited about. ...

Improving quality of life for U.S. veterans is the goal of Circle of Change, a program that teaches vets how to handle traumatized dogs. Jon McGinty visits some dog training sessions and learns how man and his best friend help each other to heal. ...

Join Paul Anthony Arco for a stroll down Main Street in Rockton, Ill., to see why this quiet village holds so many good memories and upcoming opportunities for residents and visitors alike. ...

Since she got on her first tractor at the age of 5, Kim Meier has had a passion for agriculture. Meet this Freeport farmer, and discover what she loves about the region she calls home. ...