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The Birth of a ‘Jenny’

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.

One of 61 infirmaries at Rockford’s Camp Grant during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.  (Terry Dyer collection)
It Was ‘Only’ the Flu

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.

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These Rusted Old Souls

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?

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Know Your Neighbors: WXRX Morning Hosts Lori Williams & Kevin Wood

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.

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50 Fall Favorites

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.