When First Presbyterian and Second Congregational UCC in Rockford banded together, members discovered just what it means when two are better than one. ...

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue. ...

The right combination of creativity and business savvy are driving this Rockford-area florist to play an ever-larger role in event planning. See how it's grown and what it's taken to make this rare bloom. ...

For the past decade, this regional transportation system has continually grown as it serves those who need a ride. Discover what makes the SMTD a growing asset for state-line area residents. ...

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment. ...

Growing up in Rockford, author John Gile had always admired the fabled Rockford West High School basketball teams that won back-to-back championships in the 1950s. But his journey to tell the story about the Warriors took an odyssey all its own. ...

Discover some of the latest product launches and innovations happening within our region’s manufacturing companies. ...

Meet Jimmy Goodwin Jr., the owner of Patriots Boxing Club, and his star student, Angel Martinez, who's a boxing national champion. ...

Many signals indicate that Rockford is on an upward trajectory. Mike Schablaske, executive director of Transform Rockford, highlights some of these indicators, what they mean, and how they can be influenced by the challenges that lay ahead. ...