Byron’s newest attraction brings together a year-round driving range and a menu that stands on its own merits. Explore what makes PrairieFire Golf & Grill so tempting for so many. ...

There are plenty of adventures to enjoy this season, even if we still have to grab a jacket, hat and gloves. We’ve found some excellent ways to embrace the cold weather and make the most of these days, whether it’s playing golf indoors, eating a meal overlooking the lake, or immersing yourself in nature. ...

Don’t wait until the warmer weather arrives to jump into a landscaping project – especially in a year when home improvement is a hot topic. Now is the time to start planning all of your outdoor endeavors. Here’s how to get started. ...

This casual steakhouse is currently open for indoor seating, despite the ongoing pandemic. Find out how the staff is keeping its diners comfortable and safe. ...

The birth of Christ in Bethlehem is among the most celebrated moments in world history. Editor Emeritus Janine Pumilia gives us a history lesson on the holiday's history and evolution, reminding us of the true reason for the season. ...

Amidst a most unusual year, ESO’s musical director and conductor plans to step down this summer and pursue new opportunities. We caught up with him for a final look at how he’s grown over the years and where he hopes to grow from here. ...

Coming a long way over nine decades, Benson Stone Co. has crafted itself into a regional destination for home improvement. Step inside this Rockford staple and find out what's made it so successful for 90 years and running. ...

Locally owned restaurants need all the help they can get right now. Even if you can’t visit in person, there are plenty of ways to still enjoy an exciting new dish and a creative pairing with an alcoholic drink. We found eight local choices that are simply too tempting to resist. ...

There’s something special about the harvest season, as we reap the bounty of yet another summer. And what’s fall without a trip to the country, to find a taste of the land? Explore some of the family farms, beautiful country drives and irresistible flavors that await when you pack up the family and hit the open road. ...

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to impact our region in many ways. We enjoy highlighting places of worship and their work both at home and abroad. ...