The Joy of Volunteering: New Ways to do Good

People have been helping one another, at no charge, since time began, but you may be surprised at just how diverse the options for volunteering are today.

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.

Smart Living Weekly – October 7, 2015

  The ‘Great’ Pumpkin’ Returns Right in Our Region: A Rockford-area icon is back for its 33rd season, with a few surprises and some fresh faces. Lindberg’s Pumpkin Patch, 3178…
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Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. Discover places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.

The Civil War: When They Marched to the Sound of the Guns

No battles were fought on Illinois or Wisconsin soil during the bloody Civil War, but many thousands of families in our region lost loved ones. Jon McGinty traces the journey of local soldiers on the sesquicentennial anniversary of our nation’s bloodiest war.