What’s life without a little adventure? Take the family along on our brand-new scavenger hunt and spend a day, a weekend or the rest of the season exploring new scenery and encountering more than a few fun ways to reconnect with each other. ...

As it follows the Rock River southward, Illinois Route 2 winds its way through scenic landscapes, cute towns and unique attractions just waiting to be discovered. ...

As local leaders fight crime, they’re targeting long-term, root cause changes that hold the promise of positive change for generations to come. The question now is: How quickly can they move the needle? ...

The Civil War General and 18th U.S. President lived in northwest Illinois for only a few years, yet two centuries after his birth his story remains enshrined in his former hometown. ...

Rockford native Carlos Polk is back in Illinois, this time helping the Chicago Bears return to glory. ...

With a brand-new stadium and an action-packed downtown, the city of Beloit is turning up the heat when it comes to summer. ...

Every spring brings with it the arrival of new life. This miracle of nature comes in shapes big and small, and always right on time. Nature photographer David Olson has spent many years capturing the innocent moments between animals and their tender young, and here he displays some of his favorite aww-worthy scenes. ...

Before you go planning your summer retreat, study up on some of the best ways to play, whether that’s staying at a resort, buying some property or planning your playtime. ...

They arrived as impoverished farmers, searching for new opportunities and a new place to call home. Now, almost 200 years later, they have made an indelible mark in the Fox Valley and central Wisconsin. ...

Meet 25 individuals who have left a mark on our region. (Part 2) ...