This Rockford museum's major event will draw people from around the world for a unique look at all things paleontology. As it goes all-digital this year, find out what surprises await. ...

Bird watching, or birding, as the purists prefer to call it, is one of North America’s fastest growing and most popular hobbies. But many wild birds are in serious trouble due to climate change. Will they go the way of their ancestors, the dinosaurs, and disappear? Jon McGinty speaks to experts about the prospect. ...

Burpee Museum's annual tribute to all things paleontology returns this winter with traditions and surprises alike. Here's a sneak peak at what's coming up. ...

Of all the components that comprise a wedding ceremony and reception, few are as important – or as challenging to schedule – as the venue. Whether you dream of a Midwest destination wedding or a hometown setting, our area offers spectacular options. ...

Now, there's a way to learn about natural history without even stepping foot inside Rockford's Burpee Museum. ...

Our region offers endless opportunities for holiday escapes. Here are a few ideas for an easy weekend getaway this spring. ...

Our region offers endless opportunities for holiday escapes. Here are a few ideas for an easy weekend getaway this winter. ...

The 18th annual event in Rockford promises captivating speakers, creative workshops and family-friendly activities to celebrate all things dinosaur. ...

Rick Nielsen's amazing collection of guitars and Cheap Trick memorabilia come out for a brand-new, traveling exhibit. See it first at this small museum in Illinois. ...