The marriage of Stephen and Hononegah Mack led to an interesting future for the Rock River Valley. Janine Pumilia explores the Macks’ role in our region’s history and unveils how Macktown Living History keeps their stories alive. ...

These days, many stroke survivors make significant recoveries thanks to physical, occupational, speech and alternative therapies. But it's a long journey. Discover the realities of stroke recovery and learn how you can prevent the worst. ...

“Party on the Prairie” serves as a major fundraiser for Nygren Wetland Preserve, but it also gives visitors a chance to explore the soothing landscape. Learn what’s in store for this year’s event and find out how you can get involved. ...

It’s no mirage: In this economic recovery, Rockford’s manufacturers are growing in leaps and bounds, bringing with them renewed prosperity for local workers, numerous opportunities for area suppliers, and plenty of growing pains, to boot. ...

Whether you're a paddling newbie or a diehard enthusiast, this opportunity to travel down the Kishwaukee River promises a memorable summertime experience. ...

Every year, the Music by the Lake concert series showcases a variety of musical acts. See what's on the lineup for this summer. ...

The Fish-Abled organization gives people with mental and physical disabilities the chance to participate in monthly social events. Learn more about this faith-based nonprofit organization and find out how you can lend a helping hand. ...

Is your backyard in need of a little TLC? If so, help is not far away. There are experts in our area who can help turn your backyard into a private oasis. ...

There are many factors to consider before purchasing or renting a vacation home. Learn what questions to ask and where the prime retreats are located in our region. ...

After 24 years on the police force, one local officer has retired his badge – only to begin a new career path in which he's preparing the next generation of public safety and criminal justice experts. ...