Once the family estate of a Chicago newspaper magnate, then a Presbyterian camp and retreat center, Stronghold Castle now prepares to enter a new era as its own independent entity. ...

Brad Nordlof travels the world with his camera, always ready to capture the serenity and wonder all around. He has a gift for finding beauty in some of the most peaceful landscapes of North America. ...

Domestic violence and human trafficking are epidemic problems in Rockford, and Jennifer Cacciapaglia is on a mission to change that. ...

Our beloved team has seen ups and downs, but that won’t stop local hockey fans from clanging their cowbells at many games still to come. See how the ‘Hogs have brought excitement and goodwill to Rockford over the past two decades. ...

If your idea of holiday shopping is buying what a robot thinks you want, you’re missing out. Call us old-fashioned, but we think there’s something irresistible about locally owned stores. So, we tracked down a few ideas to help you get started. ...

Once the most common airplane in North America, the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny inspired a generation of early aviators. Now, a group of dedicated aviation enthusiasts at Poplar Grove Airport is building one – and they’re doing it from scratch. ...

Scientists call the Spanish flu of 1918 “the mother of all flu pandemics” because every pandemic since has evolved from it. Could such a pandemic happen again? Janine Pumilia explores the Spanish flu and its connections to World War I. ...

Touring the backroads of the Midwest, photographer Tom Holoubek captures the fading, forgotten automobiles abandoned to the elements and forgotten by time. What stories could they tell of days gone by? ...

This radio duo bring their sibling-type relationship to the airways each morning on WXRX. Say hello to these radio deejays and find out how early career struggles managed to bring them together. ...

Apple orchards, cornfield mazes, IceHogs games ... our region has a plethora of activities to keep you busy during Autumn. Make the most of the season by undertaking as many of these 50 adventures as you possibly can. ...