Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region. ...

Wisconsin’s third oldest town, once known for mining and the railroad, Shullsburg today is comprised of friendly, hardworking people who serve as the backbone of this community. From antique shops to quaint restaurants, Shullsburg is a must-visit on your next trip to the dairy state. ...

The story of Chicago's first railroad is one of determination by regional leaders to succeed. Find out how a successful collaboration of farmers and businessmen made this debut possible, and how Rockford played a key role. ...

Sure, you know about the Wild West of the Gold Rush, but long before that, settlers found plenty of adventure here, in Illinois. Janine Pumilia explores how our area developed when only animals and flatboats carried goods across the river. ...

During the writing process, we inevitably meet some fascinating people. Just imagine if these people, and our famous historical figures, hadn't preserved their life stories. ...

Does any symbol represent the Midwest better than barns? From gable to gambrel roof, and monitor to salt box shape, Jon McGinty treks through southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois to find these disappearing landmarks. ...

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region. ...

Step inside this amazing little museum's big collection, and discover some of the unique pieces hidden inside. See how the museum got its start, and how it's preparing for the future. ...

Six years in the making, 'Many Faces, One Nation,' places visitors in the shoes of immigrants who have helped to build Rockford. Learn how the exhibit came about, and what startling facts its curators uncovered. ...

There’s so much to do in our neck of the Old Northwest Territory! Here’s a sampling of some upcoming events. ...