It sat vacant for nearly four decades, and now, Belvidere’s Funderburg House is ready to welcome the public back into its time capsule environment. Lovingly preserved, it’s a telling reflection of two families and the history that unfolded behind these walls. ...

A lifelong interest in airplanes has led this aviation enthusiast to some pretty interesting places and in touch with some very well-known people. And he's done it all from his home base in Rockford. ...

The past few years have enabled Brad Nordlof a fresh chance to explore the wild landscape of the southwestern United States. Here, the Rockford photographer shares some of the most captivating aspects of the Arizona landscape. ...

As tempting as it may be to hibernate until the summer breeze blows, there’s so much to enjoy about those cold days of late winter and early spring. Whether you’re into active pursuits or something low-key, look no further than these sports activities. ...

Searching for a fun place to celebrate the holidays? Look no further than these destinations. ...

For 80-plus years, Boy Scouts (and now Girl Scouts) have spent part of their summers at outdoor camps in our area. Today, despite a pandemic, opportunities for such adventures continue. ...

Proving that science can be fun and hands-on, the Discovery Center Museum has been a hit going on four decades. From humble beginnings in a post office basement to a nationally recognized award-winner, this museum has made a hallmark of learning while having fun. ...

A dream comes true for Derek King, the Chicago Blackhawks' newest head coach. He's also no stranger to Rockford. ...

Have you ever had a dish or meal that was so amazing you just had to share it? In preparation for this year's holiday feasts, we present you with a full menu of delicious dishes. ...

This year, skip the big-box stores and show some love and support to the small businesses in our area. Our latest guide introduces you to more than 100 ideas for every kind of shopper on your list. ...