In forming the new St. Charles Business Alliance, community leaders tap into leadership, collaboration and vision to position the city for the future. ...

If there's a space in your home that isn't quite working as well as it could, maybe it's time to rethink that space. Creating a "bonus room" might be just the ticket. ...

It's quickly becoming a go-to finish in bathrooms and other home design. Here's what you need to know before committing to sleek glass finishes. ...

Truly transforming the Rockford region into a Top 25 community requires a closer look at how we raise up those in poverty. A new project with Transform Rockford is taking the first step. ...

A year filled with economic successes has local leaders feeling optimistic about the months to come. Get a taste of what’s happening in our region and what challenges could lie ahead. ...

Where’s the sense of adventure in buying everything online this holiday season? Put down your phone and start planning a shopping experience you can actually enjoy. ...

As new leadership infuses a new energy at Crystal Lake's arts park, everything is changing in pursuit of a newly inspired mission. ...

What if our employers could find the talent they need, and our schools could prepare workers faster than ever before? That could be truly transformative – and a competitive advantage for our region. It’s already happening. ...

If your bathroom isn't every bit the retreat you'd like it to be, there are some easy ways to transform it into a gorgeous, relaxing space. ...

For all the technological strengths of your big-box and online foes, your small business possesses some good, old-fashioned strategic advantages that are keeping your peers atop the market. Meet four local businesses and see how they set themselves apart. ...