The flavors of autumn abound, and we’ve found some of the most tempting treats this season has to offer. From drinks that warm the soul to sweets and entrees that deliver comfort, these treats bring all the flavor of a Midwestern fall. ...

As Freeport leaders and citizens unite in revitalizing their hometown, here are 5 ways to rediscover the Pretzel City. ...

We all know the story about Mrs. O’Leary’s cow and the Great Fire that leveled Chicago 100 years ago. But did you know that, on the same day, a bigger, more deadly fire ripped across Wisconsin? Join Jon McGinty as he explores these parallel disasters. ...

From one lucky horse came a vision and a mission to help people regain their mental wellness. ...

Galena, Dubuque and the rolling terrain in this tri-state area blend history, tradition and new attractions with ease ...

Family history and family values abound at the county fair, and they’re on full display in this year’s centennial celebration, from the livestock shows to the contests and the grandstands. ...

There’s a new tenant in downtown Beloit, and the community is embracing it. ABC Supply Stadium, the new home of the Beloit Snappers, brings opportunity and excitement to the area, but more importantly, it provides a major economic boost to downtown Beloit. Take a journey through this eye-popping facility and find out why it’s more than just a baseball stadium. ...

An estimated 40% of Rockford residents could once claim Swedish ancestry, and many of them were settled in one part of town. Join Jon McGinty for a look at life and culture in Rockford's Swedish district. ...

How many teenagers would wake up at just to hit the trails at 4 a.m.? For this talented young photographer, the thrill of the hunt and the discovery of nature fuel a growing passion for her art. ...

A summer gathering wouldn’t be the same without a meal served hot off the grill – and how you prepare it can make all the difference. Get the inside scoop on picking the right grill, selecting the right cut of meat and bringing it all together for an unforgettable season of outdoor entertainment. ...