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Illinois Bicentennial: The Challenging Road to American Statehood

In celebration of Illinois’ bicentennial, explore how the Prairie State became central to the U.S. in terms of economy, culture and politics, and learn how you can join in on the celebrations happening through this year.

From Prairies to Dairies … And Back Again

Before Wisconsin became the cheese capital, dairy farms in Kane and McHenry counties were milking a golden opportunity in Chicago. Join Jim Killam for a look into the industry’s past and the effort to protect the family farms and open pastures that still remain.

Destination: Dundee

Once a couple of sleepy districts along the Fox River, East and West Dundee are roaring to new life. Stefanie Dell’Aringa met up with a few of the people whose investments are transforming these sister communities into a must-see destination.

World War I: A Forgotten American Legacy

Though it pushed the United States onto the world stage, World War I also left unresolved numerous ethnic, religious and geopolitical conflicts still facing us today. A century later, Jon McGinty examines its legacy in our region.

5 Authentic Midwestern Vacations

Great food raised locally, still waters calming our souls, rustic retreats to lay our heads – are you already dreaming? Yeah, this is how we vacation in the Midwest.