There are stories about our city we've all read in books or taught in class. These are the stories happening right now that you don't know but should.

Over the last few years, Our City Our Story has uncovered and shared dozens of the most fascinating stories happening right around us. Present day stuff that you won't find in a history book.

Take a look at the latest episode.

For one night in February you'll get to see them all and meet some of the people central to these stories.

Our City Our Story: Live comes to the Nordlof Center (118 N. Main St. Rockford) on Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. and it's absolutely free thanks to a grant from Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and the RAAC Rockford Area Arts Council. The night will mix a showcase of episodes and live storytelling.

See the Facebook event page for all the event details.

I've been a big fan of Our City Our Story since the very beginning. Never did I think that one day, I'd be the inspiration for one of these beautiful stories. And then I got that phone call.