Learn the latest home furnishing trends and find out how simple details can add a new sense of style and comfort to your home. ...

Bird watching, or birding, as the purists prefer to call it, is one of North America’s fastest growing and most popular hobbies. But many wild birds are in serious trouble due to climate change. Will they go the way of their ancestors, the dinosaurs, and disappear? Jon McGinty speaks to experts about the prospect. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Helen and Ernie Redfern were ahead of the curve when they discovered Rockford had everything they wanted for retirement — unlike the 20 other communities vying for their attention. ...

Rockford has many advantages to play up, and firms are taking notice. Learn why this city is feeling a renewed sense of economic prosperity. ...

In just three years, Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk has expanded Orthodontic Experts from one location to 14. Learn his strategies for business growth. ...

It’s easy to take for granted the lifestyle and career possibilities available here in the Rockford area. But to these “boomerangers” or “come-back kids,” coming home was a conscious choice – one made all the easier by Rockford’s growing sense of identity. ...

Imagine the government is telling you an epidemic outside your door is “only the flu” and not really serious. That's just what happened 100 years ago, as a flu and a world war swept across the globe and throughout our region. ...