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. ...

Discover some of the latest product launches and innovations happening within our region’s manufacturing companies. ...

Explore how seven communities are supercharging recent developments, how they’re setting the stage for new things to come, and why they’re optimistic about their prospects for the coming 12 months. ...

Can you match each item to the northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin county to which it belongs? ...

Only a few decades ago, hawks were nearly wiped out, when humans thoughtlessly poisoned them with DDT and other insecticides. Today, these magnificent creatures remind us that adapting to new realities is imperative for survival. ...

From its beginning as the first airport in Boone County, to being named the 2015 Best Private Airport in Illinois, Poplar Grove Airport has earned a unique reputation among aviators, both locally and worldwide. ...

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. ...

If there's one thing we do really well in our region, it's county fairs. Paul Anthony Arco and Rebecca O'Malley set off for the Boone County Fair to see why fans and participants keep coming back year after year. ...