Built more than 150 years ago, the Lincoln-Tallman House in Janesville is a landmark of historic architecture. It’s also the only surviving residence in Wisconsin where Abraham Lincoln actually slept. ...

Ghost stories and goblins aside, cemeteries are a goldmine for history lovers who enjoy piecing together puzzles of the past. Jon McGinty leads you on a trek through several, profiling the most interesting inhabitants. ...

In 1929, Chicago newspaper magnate Walter Strong built a castle that inspired the imagination of his family for the next 30-plus years. Today, it remains a bastion of renewal and personal growth that’s enjoyed by more than 12,000 people annually. ...

Discover an annual festival that transports visitors back to the mid-1800s, as they learn about our region's earliest settlers. ...

What started with a dollar and a commitment to serving the Rockford community has evolved into a modern, innovative institution. Discover how this health system is reflecting on a century of service. ...

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. ...

Dubbed by some historians as "the Teamsters of their time," the French Canadian voyageurs made an incredible impact on the New World. Learn about these rugged men who paddled, portaged, traded and mapped our region. ...

Test your knowledge of local history and events by taking our quiz. ...

A crown jewel among its peers, Starved Rock State Park celebrates its 100th anniversary next year. Learn more about this land's 10,000 years of human history and the efforts to preserve it for the future. ...

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