Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region. Pendarvis 114 Shake Rag St., Mineral Point, Wis., (608) 987-2122, pendarvis.wisconsinhistory.org Pendarvis offers a wealth of history. In the early 19th century, the mining of lead ore (galena) offered a promising future to many immigrants. In particular, experienced miners from Cornwall, in southwestern England, came to southwestern ...

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. ...

Changes are underway at Giovanni's Restaurant in Rockford, and perhaps the most exciting is a new indoor-outdoor space. See what magical food and drinks await inside. ...

Illinois was once covered by more than 20 million acres of prairie, but now less than 2,500 acres of quality remnant prairie are left. Jamie Johannsen explores prairie's role in the environment and restoration efforts in the Prairie State. ...

The realities of a cancer diagnosis are still present, but treatment options are advancing rapidly. Learn some of the incredible new technologies and methods that make cancer treatment safer than ever before. ...

Tucked inside a small neighborhood shopping center, this popular cafe is has received some fresh updates. See what awaits inside this familiar lunch and breakfast destination. ...

Barb Watne didn’t take to camping right away when her husband, Toby, first suggested the idea back in 1967. But she tagged along, and over time, couldn’t wait to hop into a recreational vehicle and hit the open road. Nearly 46 years later, the Hinckley, Ill., residents still love a good adventure; they’ve camped in 47 different states. Over the ...

Another excellent season of fine music and entertainment is nearly upon us. Here's a rundown on the best destinations our region has to offer, and the events coming soon. ...

Take a step back in time with this year's hot fall styles. Discover a few outfits and ideas to truly capture the vintage flair. ...

Home is where the heart is, and our hearts are here in our region. Executive Editor Janine Pumilia outlines some of her favorite things about the place she calls home. ...