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Olson often sets up before first light in order to capture his wild subjects, like this bull elk bugling at sunrise inside Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming.
“Photography is all about using light and knowing how to use it on your subject,” Olson says. “Getting consistently great images time and again in the wild is not luck. Patience, perseverance, knowledge of your subject and great camera skills are crucial.” (David C. Olson photo)
It’s a Wild World! (A Photo Journey)

The wilderness that surrounds our urban landscapes is a source of inspiration and peacefulness for many photographers. Their work reveals a glimpse of what we can experience while exploring this magnificent planet.

Winnebago and Boone Counties Genealogy Society members L-R: Bill Edmundson, Marsha Hosfeld, Jean Lythgoe, Russ Cline, Kathy Burfield, Joetta Wyatt and Linda Robertson.
Discovering Your Roots Through Genealogy

It’s amazing how quickly entire life histories can vanish from view. Those of us who yearn to know from where – and from whom – we came need only to don our detective hats.

Matthew Highmore, Rockford IceHogs hockey player (Samantha Behling photo)
Know Your Neighbors: Rockford IceHogs’ Matthew Highmore

This young hockey player is emerging as one of the best on Rockford’s AHL affiliate. Meet the young talent and learn what it’s like to be a professional hockey player.

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara
4 Leaders Charting a Course to Prosperity

The Rockford region’s new leaders have bold ideas for moving our region forward. But can they exorcise the ghosts of our past and rise beyond the challenges of today?

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6 Can’t-Miss Holiday Shopping Destinations

Sure, you can do all of your shopping online or at the mall. But you’re missing out. For a truly memorable gift-giving season, head out to some of these inspiring downtown districts. We promise you’ll find unique gifts and a fun experience along the way