Remembering Pearl Harbor

Nearly 75 years ago, our country’s destiny was forever changed when Japan attacked the U.S. Navy fleet based at Pearl Harbor. Robert Randall Ryder recalls memories shared by some of the eyewitnesses who lived to tell about it.

Smart Living Weekly – March 30, 2016

  The Great War at Midway Village Museum Right in Our Region: Midway Village Museum will present “The Great War: World War I” on April 9 and 10, the largest…
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The High Price of Freedom: How Bob Persinger Helped to Defeat Nazi Germany

Bob Persinger never forgets the look of gratitude on the faces of the people he freed from Nazi prison camps. In fact, he still corresponds with some of them. Robert Randall Ryder introduces a man who learned that fear was “part of the game.”

Smart Living Weekly – September 16, 2015

  World War II Days! Right in Our Region: Rockford will welcome some 1,200 re-enactors from across the nation on Sept. 26-27 for World War II Days at Midway Village…
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1865: The War’s Last Year

It’s been 150 years since the bloodiest war on American soil came to an end, with the final battle staged at Appomattox. Learn how the Civil War wound down and how folks in Galena are celebrating this important milestone.

Genuine Northwest, Spring Edition

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,…
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Northwest Quiz: Illinois and the Civil War

Illinois played a major role in helping to ensure a Union victory during the Civil War. Test your knowledge of our region’s Civil War connections.

Inside the World of Wargames

As old as war itself, wargames have always fascinated people around the globe. Jon McGinty explains how they work, why devotees love them, when it embraced fantasy and how technoloy is changing the game.

Home Free

Since 1999, Hector and Mike Sala have been known as the owners of the Butterfly Club supper club. This is the true story of how these brave brothers risked their lives to escape Community Albania in order to pursue their American Dream.

The Civil War: When They Marched to the Sound of the Guns

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.