It's never fun to think about, but it's essential to plan out how your money will pass to your family when you die. Mark Gerard, of Charles Schwab in Rockford, shares the benefits of including a trust in your estate plan. ...

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It’s never an easy choice when seeking the perfect college — there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the top institutions available here in our region. ...

Check out these stunning photos from local photographers. ...

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

Time for a road trip! Here are some great getaway spots located just far enough away. ...

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

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

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

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