July 2020

A league of their own

When 90-year-old Helen Wyatt sits in the stands at Beyer Stadium, she is more than just a casual observer. When she cheers on the hometown Rockford Starfires, her connection with the team goes beyond that of any normal fan. Her very presence in the stands serves as a source of inspiration to the Starfires – women […]


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A league of their own

When 90-year-old Helen Wyatt sits in the stands at Beyer Stadium, she is more than just a casual observer. When she cheers on the hometown Rockford Starfires, her connection with the team goes beyond that of any normal fan. Her very presence in the stands serves as a source of inspiration to the Starfires – women […]

Art for All

Larger-than-life cultural expressions can be found on the streets of many cities and small towns across Illinois. Murals are a source of pride and history in these communities, breathing life into the chronicles of their past. From Pittsfield to Pontiac, Marshall to Mt. Sterling, murals can be found everywhere. Take for instance Michael Mayosky’s 2,200-square-foot […]