It started as a hobby for an auto enthusiast, and eventually grew into an impressive collection of the world's most famous automobiles, and the historic artifacts that tell their stories. Travel inside Historic Auto Attractions, Rockton, Ill. ...

The Rock River ties together the communities of our region and it's been a driving force for commerce and growth. We celebrate our region by looking at the many recreational and cultural treasures that lie along our riverfront. ...

Dubbed by some historians as "the Teamsters of their time," the French Canadian voyageurs made an incredible impact on the New World. Learn about these rugged men who paddled, portaged, traded and mapped our region. ...

Rock star and Rockford resident Rick Nielsen actually started out playing drums. Once his love affair with the guitar began, he never looked back, and each part of his unique collection has a story to tell. ...

Whether you call it 'Black Hawk' or 'The Eternal Indian,' Taft’s concrete giant reminds us not only of our heritage, but of the artist whose influence is still felt throughout our region. ...

Human impact has forever changed the quality of this great river, and it will never again regain its sparkling clarity or many native species now extinct. Nearly 40 years after the Clean Water Act, things are looking better. ...

The only remaining U.S. manufacturer of fine porcelain china got its start locally nearly 117 years ago. Learn why collectors covet this fine pottery and why government officials - including the First Family - still order the company's place settings and gifts of state. ...

The majestic bald eagle is a common sight along the waterways of the Old Northwest Territory. Learn more about how you can find these proud symbols of our nation - right in our own backyards. ...

Discover a Rockford-area church that's been a sanctuary for the city's Italian heritage, as it celebrates a proud century, and looks forward to the next. ...

A crown jewel among its peers, Starved Rock State Park celebrates its 100th anniversary next year. Learn more about this land's 10,000 years of human history and the efforts to preserve it for the future. ...