The birth of Christ in Bethlehem is among the most celebrated moments in world history. Editor Emeritus Janine Pumilia goes through the history of Christmas, reminding us of the true reason for the season. ...

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. ...

Think you know a lot about Christmas in our region? Take our quiz and find out! ...

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region. ...

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. ...

They were rugged pioneers and captains of industry, and their influence on the Rock River Valley is still apparent today. Join Janine Pumilia as she dives into the stories of this family's arrival and impact on our history. ...

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region. ...

Many of the most accomplished women in our nation are closely tied to the northern Illinois region. See if you can match each remarkable woman with her description. ...

In today's hyper-partisan culture, it's important to remember that Earth Day came from a groundswell of support, including guidance from leaders in our region. ...