Whether you’re yearning for a traditional vacation or looking for an afternoon excursion, it’s time for a change of scenery. We found 14 that are just far enough from home to feel like a true autumn getaway.

After decades of hard work and persistence by many people, the Ziock Building in downtown Rockford has finally been reborn as the Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront.

Our graphic designer, Samantha Behling, has a passion for raising monarch butterflies, a species that’s at risk. Her impressive photography speaks to the beauty and importance of these creatures.

Everyday heroes are all around us. So, we’ve found 25 individuals who have left a mark on our region by inspiring others through acts of courage, vision and passion.

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