What happens when you combine tight-knit connections, an active volunteer spirit and a group of visionary leaders? Community pride is a driving force in Lena. ...

Whether or not you believe in ghosts, the tales of Tinker Swiss Cottage, Galena’s Lady in Black and DeKalb’s Egyptian Theatre are enough to fill us with dread. ...

Before railroads and highways, people in Wisconsin got around by a network of rutted pathways carved into the landscape. For a brief time in the mid-1800s, roads assembled from timber provided a suitable, though imperfect, alternative. ...

Our region has no shortage of historical sites and landmarks that transport us back in time. Pack up the family for a little sightseeing and an escape to times that seem faraway from today but are still so close. ...

Monty Piercefield answered the call to serve his country three times. At 96, this Rockford native still carries pride in his country and a message of honor to those who serve today. ...

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. ...

Located among the steep hills and deep valleys of the Driftless Area, fossils abound, many of them remnants of ancient sea creatures. Join Jon McGinty as he takes a closer look at why this area around the Mississippi is so ripe for fossil hunters. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Not all who gave their lives for freedom in Vietnam were Americans. For area servicemen, the memory of brave Canadian volunteers lives strong. ...