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‘Nothing Like it’: Skydiving in Northern Illinois

Who jumps out of a perfectly good airplane from 18,000 feet in the air? The crew at Chicago Skydiving Center can’t resist the thrill of this adventurous, crazy sport – and they take pleasure in sharing the experience with other brave souls.

Burpee’s dynamic new leadership team. Standing are Anne Weerda, executive director, and Dennis Harezlak, president of the board of trustees. Seated are Joe Mathews, director of paleontology, and Alexandra Koch, education director.
Burpee on the Rise

Thanks to the devotion of those who prize this community jewel, a promising new chapter begins. Let us introduce you to the impressive new leadership team that’s making good things happen.

Danny McLarty at his MVP Training facility in Roscoe, Ill.
Know Your Neighbors: Danny McLarty, the Basketball Whisperer

To anyone who’s met this sage of basketball wisdom, it’s little surprise that he’s made a successful living from a sport he just can’t get enough of – and enjoys sharing with anyone interested in upping their game.

Beloit has experienced a renaissance over the past few decades. The Phoenix Beloit Apartments now offer luxurious living downtown.
The Beauty of Beloit: Cooperation is Feeding Progress

A plan called Beloit 2000 dates back to the 1980s, when the community came together to form a new vision for itself. In so many good ways, that dream has been realized.

Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach, Calif. “I love the ocean and I love all sorts of landscapes,” Nordlof says. “To me, there is so much potential with oceans and water. I got the right twilight, and I liked what was happening with the water. This photo captured such great color. You can never reproduce the same twilight twice.”
The Adventures of Brad Nordlof

He’s traveled the world capturing serene landscapes, forgotten places and lively cityscapes glowing in the night. Here, the photographer shares some of his favorite images and the stories behind them.