It's been central to life in Dixon for longer than anyone can remember. Karla Nagy traces the history of this historic building and reveals its new, 21st-century life. ...

There’s so much to do in our neck of the Old Northwest Territory! Here are some fun events coming up this season. ...

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

Chicago was a young and wild city when it hosted the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Discover how traces of the magnificent White City and its treasures are still visible around Chicagoland, and what contribution Rockford played. ...

Since 1870, this jewelry store has served customers from the same location, and for the past 60 years, one familiar face has served his customers faithfully. Discover what keeps this store's passionate octogenarian owner at work seven days a week. ...

This popular coffeehouse is really a family-owned business. Learn how its founders got started 12 years ago, and how their customer-focused philosophy brings people back every day. ...

Flowers have always been a passion for Shirley Crawford, who's spent a lifetime designing beautiful displays. Learn how her business has blossomed, thanks to passion and a dedication to small-town customers. ...

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