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Wayne Lensing strikes a tough-guy pose in his favorite display, the car used for the death scene in the 1967 film “Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Lensing wants to build his museum into a tourist destination that will benefit local businesses.
Historic Auto Attractions, Where Cars Tell Their Stories

It started as a hobby for an auto enthusiast, and eventually grew into an impressive collection of the world’s most famous automobiles, and the historic artifacts that tell their stories. Travel inside Historic Auto Attractions, Rockton, Ill.

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A River Runs Through Them

The Rock River ties together the communities of our region and it’s been a driving force for commerce and growth. We celebrate our region by looking at the many recreational and cultural treasures that lie along our riverfront.

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The Voyageurs: Paddlers, Traders, Explorers of Wilderness

Dubbed by some historians as “the Teamsters of their time,” the French Canadian voyageurs made an incredible impact on the New World. Learn about these rugged men who paddled, portaged, traded and mapped our region.

Cheap Trick star Rick Nielsen, with a few of his unique guitars. (Mike Graham photo)
Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, A Star and His 2,000 Guitars

Rock star and Rockford resident Rick Nielsen actually started out playing drums. Once his love affair with the guitar began, he never looked back, and each part of his unique collection has a story to tell.

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100 Years Later, Lorado Taft’s ‘Black Hawk’ Still Stands Sentry

Whether you call it ‘Black Hawk’ or ‘The Eternal Indian,’ Taft’s concrete giant reminds us not only of our heritage, but of the artist whose influence is still felt throughout our region.