Some museums ask you not to touch anything, but at this hands-on attraction, it’s openly encouraged. Step inside this family fixture and learn how a group of retired educators turned a dream into a reality. ...

This small-town nature preserve just keeps on racking up the recognition for its work in conservation and education -- not to mention its acquisition of some special property. ...

This county-wide initiative is encouraging residents to put down their electronics and enjoy the diverse natural landscapes inside our county forest preserves. Learn how you can get involved. ...

It's time once again for one of the nation's largest World War II reenactments to commence in Rockford. Here's what you need to know about what's happening this year. ...

Time for a road trip! Here are some great getaway spots located just far enough away. ...

There’s so much to do in our region! Here are some exciting recreation events happening this season. ...

The Goldmoor Inn encourages a peaceful retreat into spacious accommodations – most of which overlook the Mississippi River. Discover the stunning views, fine dining and other luxuries that await. ...

Whether you're a paddling newbie or a diehard enthusiast, this opportunity to travel down the Kishwaukee River promises a memorable summertime experience. ...

Time for a road trip! Here are some great getaway spots just a tank of gas away. Mainstay Events in the Fox Valley By Paula Hendrickson A lot of fun in the Aurora area this summer revolves around the city’s RiverEdge Park. “RiverEdge Park is a wonderful outdoor concert venue. It’s set against the Fox River just north of downtown ...

Our region offers many opportunities to get outdoors this summer. Here are some of the best events going on. ...