Big things are coming to this small city and its incredible 2,000-acre natural preserve. Discover what new attractions and events are coming, and how your family can experience them. ...

Illinois has more nuclear power plants than any other state, but what exactly happens at these plants? Discover how Byron Nuclear Power Plant positively impacts our local economy and why some people are concerned about unresolved problems. ...

JUNE Indian Hill Manor Tours Through Aug. 9, Tues. one-hour tours at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon & 1:30 p.m. This year is the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Indian Hill Manor and Farm. To celebrate the milestone, the manor is open for docent-led tours. Indian Hill Manor and Farm, 6901 Kishwaukee Road, Rockford, (815) 964-6464, indianhillmanor.net. Rockton River ...

It’s easy to talk about transforming our region. But actually doing something to change the world – that’s the hard part. Meet 25 individuals who have made their mark through positive actions, both big and small. ...

Before you say "I do," check out some of our region's most elegant, unique and otherwise special locations for hosting your wedding day. ...

The Old Northwest Territory is home to culinary talent like no other. Make note of these exemplary establishments for the next time you're craving something delectable. ...

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. November Hike and Lunch Nov. 1-29, Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. See the canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. A knowledgeable guide will describe how Starved Rock got its name, along with other tales and truths. $18. Starved Rock Lodge, Starved ...

We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.” ...

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment. ...

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