So much has happened in this region. See if you can tell which the items in each list came first. ...

Our region is rich with landmarks that provide insight about our shared history. Among them are historical homes, from humble log cabins to resplendent mansions. See if you can identify the city and county in which each of these 12 homes exists. Your options are provided in the box and each is used once. Unless noted, all homes are open ...

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

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. November Hike and Lunch Nov. 1-29, Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. See the canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. A knowledgeable guide will describe how Starved Rock got its name, along with other tales and truths. $18. Starved Rock Lodge, Starved ...

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

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. ...

The holiday season is a prime time for family gatherings, and a prime opportunity for sharing family customs. Discover how some of our local ethnic heritage museums are recognizing our region's cultural traditions. ...

Rockford's bold entrepreneurs in the 1800s established banks, built furniture, opened factories and built a thriving economy. Gail Ravitts provides a glimpse of these local titans' grand homes. ...

We easily take for granted the remarkable variety of impressive gardens here in Rockford. Take a brief tour of seven excellent, national-attention-grabbing places that you can explore today. ...

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