Scientists call the Spanish flu of 1918 “the mother of all flu pandemics” because every pandemic since has evolved from it. Could such a pandemic happen again? Janine Pumilia explores the Spanish flu and its connections to World War I. ...

Midway Village Museum is providing online access to some of its most requested photographs, postcards and documents. Find out how you can gain access to these cherished items. ...

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

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region. Big Thunder Park 699 Van Buren St., Belvidere, Ill. This park is named after Chief Big Thunder, a Potawatomie leader whose burial site became a popular tourist attraction during the late 1830s through the 1840s. When he died, Chief Big Thunder was given an above-ground burial, outfitted ...