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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Join Bill and Lisa Hughes, publishers of Northwest Quarterly, as they recount the incredible sights of their recent drive through the great American West. ...

Close to home, but just far enough to feel like you’re getting away, the little Wisconsin hamlet of Wilmot has all the trappings of a quaint winter retreat. Discover the best family attractions, dining destinations and overnight lodging here. ...

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas faced off in a series of debates throughout Illinois, and the outcome was life-altering for everyone. Learn how Freeport is celebrating Lincoln’s legacy today. ...

Rockford Rescue Mission is known for serving warm, hearty meals to the homeless, but this west-side staple offers so much more to those who are ready and willing to change their lives for the better. ...