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The Lincoln-Tallman House.
The Lincoln-Tallman House: Janesville’s Gem

Built more than 150 years ago, the Lincoln-Tallman House in Janesville is a landmark of historic architecture. It’s also the only surviving residence in Wisconsin where Abraham Lincoln actually slept.

Gordon Kaye, arena general manager (left); Mike Dunn, chairman of the Rockford Area Venues & Entertainment Authority; Heather Storm, Assistant GM and booking/marketing director.
The BMO Harris Bank Center: There’s No ‘I’ in Teamwork

Once the object of a city’s ire and disappointment, Rockford’s downtown arena is enjoying a new lease on life. With a new name, a new team, a new attitude and some early successes, the former MetroCentre is well on its way toward a winning season.

Abby Cook, Annika Waldron and Regan Cook are all part of the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Council.
Girl Scouts at 100: Making a Better World, One Girl at a Time

As Girl Scouts around the world prepare to kick off their second century, discover what’s new, and what remains the same, in the organization that was founded eight years before U.S. women got the right to vote.

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, lit up at night. (Dustin Waller photo)
A New Era for Rockford’s Favorite Park

The modern, eco-friendly centerpiece at Rockford’s first and favorite park is nearly complete. Take a tropical tour at the park, and learn about the LEED construction, artistic design and the new life for this riverside destination.

The banks of the Rock River in Janesville, north of the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge burst with fall brilliance. (Bill Hughes photo)
Life Along the Rock: Seasonal Charm Flows With the Current

What’s even more beautiful than the riotous color of trees in autumn? Trees in autumn standing along a grand river like our own Rock. Karla Nagy shares some of our favorite vantage points, from Janesville to Dixon.