Sure, they brighten up a room and add some color on these white-and-brown winter days, but did you know that houseplants can also help us to keep a clean, healthy environment? Discover a few popular houseplants that have a good effect on your home. ...

Healthy eaters can breathe a sigh of relief, as local restaurants are catching on to the latest eating trends. Meet four local chefs who are helping a fitness center to take up the charge, with some delightful new dishes. ...

The two genders behave differently in many ways, including their investment strategies. Mike Donnelly, of Edward Jones Investments, explains how men and women invest, and how you can use that knowledge to make smart decisions. ...

The Rockford area boasts several high-quality private schools that successfully combine college-preparatory academics and the liberal arts. To help you with your decisions, we've found a few of the area's best. ...

In a city where manufacturing is our greatest industry, it’s easy to forget the impact of generating our own jobs and wealth. Step inside Rockford’s EIGERlab, where home-grown entrepreneurialism is the basis for a new economic paradigm ...

Sometimes, even our favorite rooms need a little sprucing up, and now is a perfect time to hit refresh. Here's what you need to know about furniture, paint colors and upholstery patterns before planning your next room makeover. ...

A talented percussionist from an early age, this meteorologist has always enjoyed exploring the unknown, as he continues to do while launching his young career. ...

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues. ...

A great weekend’s journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area’s excellent places to play. ...

Meet a pair of brothers who go the extra mile to create a warm, inviting atmosphere at their brand-new Roscoe restaurant, and discover some of the mouthwatering dishes they've dreamed up. ...