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The bison need to be herded into corrals once a year for animal veterinary work and monitoring. (Ferran Salat photo)
Nachusa Grasslands: Where the Bison Now Roam

Thanks to the efforts of countless volunteers, environmentalist and philanthropists, an American icon has been re-introduced to the Prairie State.

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Discovering the Joys of Nature at The Grove

As the newest addition to Severson Dells Forest Preserve, this interactive playground may be just the ticket to better engaging kids and their parents with the wonders of nature.

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Rockford Schools Construct a Better Path to Learning

While students in the Rockford Public Schools are out for the summer, many of their classrooms are being transformed into modern learning spaces. Discover what it’s taken to make some long-needed changes.

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Nine Un-Fore-Gettable Golf Holes

The golf season is in full swing, and it’s a great time to hit the links. Tour some of the region’s best golf holes, from a deceptive par 3 that drops 100 feet to a par 5 that requires precise hits.

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When the Iron Horse Came to Town

Chicago’s first railroad was set to travel through Galena, straight through Rockford. But even in the 1830s, bringing rail service to Rockford was no easy work. Learn how it happened the first time.