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Dancer, one of the reindeer at Summerfield Zoo, recently gave birth to a baby calf. Dancer is named after one of Santa’s reindeer. (Photos by David, Adrienne & Amelia Olson, David C. Olson Photography)
Community Rallies for Summerfield Zoo

After Summerfield Zoo in Belvidere was hit by a tornado last year, owners Rick and Tammy Anderson wondered if they’d have to close shop. Then something wonderful happened.

Medicinal Chemistry PhD student student Jing Li has discovered a new and important role for the protein TDP1.
Good Medicine for the Community & Economy

In 2010, the UIC College of Pharmacy expanded to Rockford, where nurse and physician training colleges were already in place. Find out why it’s already ranked among the top pharmacy schools in the nation.






Choose from among several cabins and campground sites at White Pines State Park.
7 Scenic Camping Retreats

‘Roughing it’ in the woods typically means spending a night on the hard ground – but it doesn’t have to, anymore. Explore these seven unique places where you can reconnect with the land, according to your style.






Aerial and exterior photos of the Rosecrance Harrison Campus.
Rosecrance: 100 Years of Help, Hope, Recovery

What began as one couple’s act of charity to homeless children has evolved into a highly respected, nationally recognized agency. Meet people who’ve found a new chance at life.






Mail boat captain Neill Frame (Samantha Ryan photo)
Know Your Neighbors: Neill Frame

Little can keep the Lake Geneva mail boat from making its daily rounds to shoreline residents. On the 100th anniversary of this famous mail boat’s first voyage, we caught up with the man who’s captained it for 54 years.