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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.

12 Great Christmas Celebrations

The snow is coming, and so are the holiday festivities and traditions that we hold dear. From one of the largest light festivals in the Midwest to an historic downtown square, we highlight our favorite civic gatherings.

Elmhurst: Small-Town Charm, Big-City Appeal

Located just 15 miles west of Chicago, this suburb is full of quiet neighborhoods and parks, but it’s also filled with vibrant resources. Tour the highlights and learn why residents are so enthusiastic.