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.

The Real Aviators of Rockford

It was the “Mad Men” era of martini lunches and Saturday night parties for the close-knit, highly skilled group of pilots who flew Rockford executives in the 1950s and ’60s. Gail Ravitts recounts her husband’s experience and the aviators he worked alongside.

New-Look Aviators Soar to Greater Heights

Formerly known as the RiverHawks, Rockford’s minor-league baseball team is enjoying a new identity and and an exciting new season.