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High school students work on a home near SwedishAmerican Hospital as part of an international class project. (Brian Thomas photo)
SwedishAmerican Foundation: One House at a Time

This is how a neighborhood is restored to better health. Since 2000, this hospital’s foundation has invested more than $4.6 million to improve its surrounding blocks. See what happens when people do well by doing good.

Tom Hauff (right) and son Rob (Jon McGinty photo)
Know Your Neighbors: Tom Hauff

Military roots run deep in the family of this Glenview dentist, whose ancestors died fighting in the Civil War 150 years ago. Discover how three generations of war re-enactors are connecting with history.

Evening news anchor Sean Muserallo.
WREX’s Sean Muserallo: Starting to Feel Like Home

This new arrival to Rockford has experienced many sides of journalism during his career. Meet this evening anchor, and discover what drew him from the South to the Midwest.

Dennis Dreher’s wildly colorful suburban backyard in Bull Valley. (Jamie Johannsen photo)
How to Plant With Wildlife in Mind

Our neatly manicured lawns may be a source of pride, but at what cost to our wildlife? Jamie Johannsen explains why it’s time for a new mindset in residential landscaping.

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VetsRoll: A Tribute to the Greatest Generation

They served our country in terrible times, and yet many of the men and women who served in World War II have never seen their memorials in Washington. Meet a family that did something to thank these vets.