Paula Carynski has attained success by raising her hand, confiding in mentors and practicing empathy. Step into her journey from living a modest life in a small town to serving others as the President/CEO of a major Rockford health care provider. ...

From U.S. presidents to also-rans and powerful Washington influencers, Illinois and Wisconsin residents have enjoyed a long and colorful connection with the White House. Test your knowledge. ...

History has its eyes on our managing editor, Janine Pumilia, as she travels to New York to see Broadway's "Hamilton." See the story of our newborn nation through her perspective. ...

We’ve survived another presidential election. So far, Illinois lays claim to four U.S. presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. How much do you know about these American leaders? ...

President Ronald Reagan never lived in Dixon, Ill., after he grew up, but he always spoke of his hometown with affection and said that it represented what is good in so many American communities. ...