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The Folk Music Scene

It’s a little bit bluegrass and Celtic, with a touch of country and Cajun and a pinch of contemporary, and it’s all about telling the stories of everyday people. Jon McGinty looks at the roots of American folk music and our local folk music festivals.

The Mighty Giants of Hebron High

Sixty years ago, the boys basketball team at Hebron High School captured the state championship and became the smallest school ever to win. Learn how this remarkable achievement impacted the lives of the winning players and their hometown.

The Bears of Legends

Rockford photographer David C. Olson is no stranger to danger, when it comes to photographing wildlife. Follow him on his latest adventure, photographing wild bears in Alaska, and see his breathtaking images.

Girl Scouts at 100: Making a Better World, One Girl at a Time

As girls around the world prepare to kick off Scouting’s second century, discover what’s new, and what remains the same, in the organization that was founded eight years before U.S. women got the right to vote.

Historic Homes: A Connection to Our Past

They provide clues about our collective past, and are beautiful treasures of our region. Learn about the inventive builders of three such homes, and meet their current owners, dedicated to preservation.