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Huskie Pride for NIU Football Fans

They’ve defeated high-ranked teams and competed in multiple bowl championships. Paul Anthony Arco explains how the Huskies’ on-field success has inspired the school and area fans.

The living room of the Laurent House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. (Nels Akerlund Photo)
The Laurent House: Touched by a Genius

Though he had a reputation for being self-centered, Frank Lloyd Wright also had an uncanny ability to put himself into the shoes of his clients. Step inside a Rockford home where Wright did just that, in a special way.

(Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau photos)
Transforming Rockford … And Our Region

It’s no secret that the Rockford region could be much greater than it is. Meet the leadership behind the “Transform Rockford” movement, and learn how you can take part.

German PWs board a train in Boston that will take them to the Midwest, where they will be placed in numerous PW work camps. (National Archives photo)
The Enemy in Our Backyards

During World War II, some 436,000 European men filled more than 900 camps in cities just like Rockford and Janesville. Meet some of the local residents who worked side-by-side with these prisoners.

Dr. Robert Head, President of Rockford University
Northwest Neighbors: Dr. Robert Head

He went from a career in banking to a career investing in young people’s futures. Meet the president of Rockford University, and learn how he shares his passion for education across our region.