Thanks to one man’s devotion to our region’s ecology, Natural Land Institute has spent six decades protecting the wildlife habitat, wetlands and scenic beauty inherent to northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. ...

Though it pushed the United States onto the world stage, World War I also left unresolved numerous ethnic, religious and geo-political conflicts still facing us today. A century later, Jon McGinty examines its legacy in our region. ...

This quiet gem offers everything we love most about authentic Wisconsin: spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, recreation galore, fantastic fishing, picture-postcard small towns and mile upon mile of farm-dotted, rolling green hills. ...

Even though the Rockford Peaches haven’t played since 1954, the victorious professional women’s baseball team still lives on in our hearts. Reminisce with past players and fans and preview what’s on deck for Rockford’s baseball legacy. ...

Downtown Rockford got the boost it needed when three friends opened a restaurant and brewery on the riverfront in 2014. Now, Prairie Street Brewing Co. has even more to offer. ...

A sea of changes is slowly transforming this most traditional of games. We caught up with some of the area’s top golf pros to see how new technologies and audiences are shaping our local courses, and how they’re adapting with the times. ...

After more than three decades of greeting Rockford-area radio listeners, this deejay is still leaving his mark on the region, in many ways. Meet up with Steve Summers and find out the highs and lows of his long career. ...

Meet 25 individuals who have inspired others around them on the road to success. These stories of extraordinary courage, vision and passion present a powerful reminder of the transformations happening all around our region ...

Beloit International Film Festival has become one of most anticipated events in our region. Learn everything you need to know about this year's 10-day event, and discover where to dine in between screenings. ...

We hardy Midwesterners know that all it really takes to have some fun in the winter is a good hill, enough snow and the right equipment. Here are some of the best locations in our region to ski, board and sled. ...