Beloit Named Tree City USA

  The city of Beloit is being recognized for it’s commitment to trees and being green as it has been recognized  a 2020 Tree...
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Nerd News! May 12th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: A new Battlefield game could be in the works. If you’re one of the many players looking to get their...
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Nerd News! May 11th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: If you were hoping to get your hands on a PlayStation 5 by the end of this year,...
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Nerd News! May 10th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: And since it’s Monday we’ll see how nerd culture did at the box office over the weekend. 1. Wrath...
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Nerd News - May 7th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Animal Crossing, a game on the Nintendo switch that skyrocketed in popularity during quarantine,, was inducted into the...
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Music at the Market: Long-shot

Join the Rockford City Market for Music at the Market featuring local favorite, Long-shot! When: Friday, May 7th, 5:30-8pm Where: Inside the Rockford City...
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Nerd News! May 6th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Marvel still plans to bring Blade into the MCU. Shooting on the new film, staring Mahershala Ali in...
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Nerd News! May 5th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Conan O’Brien is ending his run on TBS. The show’s final weeks will feature several special guests, although...
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First James Robinson Bobblehead Unveiled

This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead featuring Rockford, Illinois native, former Illinois State standout and current Jacksonville...
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Nerd News! April 29th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Ewan McGregor has been training hard to revive his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the upcoming Disney+ Obi-Wan...
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Nerd News! April 28th, 2021

  Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Rumors have surfaced that JJ Abrams may be rebooting the Superman franchise. Yes, another Superman reboot, can...
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Rockford Tree Give Away

Get a tree and get planting! In an effort to reforest the Forest City after two tornados that touched down last year, the City...
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Nerd News! April 27th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Wyatt Russell of the Disney+ Marvel series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” says he may or may...
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At Home Covid Tests Are Here

If you need a Covid test, skip the line! Home Covid tests have FINALLY started hitting stores like Walmart and CVS. The kits cost $24...
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Blackhawks' Shaw Retiring at 29

Andrew Shaw is calling it a career at only 29-years-old. Doctors “strongly recommend” the move due to his history of concussions.  The former IceHog...
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Nerd News! April 26th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: “Mortal Kombat” despite mixed reviews, was the top earner of the weekend. The Warner Bros release debuted at  $22-point-five-million...
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Reese's Introducing Makeup Line

Just when you thought Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups couldn’t get any better….Here comes Reese’s Makeup! Following in the footsteps of Peep’s and Chipotle,  The...
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Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara Shares Updates and Exciting News

This week, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara discusses Rockford Police Chief Dan O’ Shay leaving his post at the end of April and how the...
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Jeopardy! Hosts Dates Revealed

Television game show “Jeopardy!” recently announced who will be guest-hosting and when. When NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers wraps up his Jeopardy hosting stint, CNN...
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NIC-10 Star Sets New Record

Just two weeks after being named the Chicago Bears High School All Star, Harlem quarterback James Cooper Jr. has broken the NIC-10’s passing record....
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NIC-10 WEEK 4 PREVIEW

Friday’s Games:                                                                                  Belvidere (0-3) vs Belvidere North (0-3) 6pm kickoff Guilford (2-1) vs Freeport (2-1) 6pm kickoff Jefferson (0-2) vs East (2-1) 7pm kickoff...
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Chicago Bears Spotlight Harlem QB

Congrats to Harlem quarterback, James Cooper Jr. He was chosen by The Chicago Bears as last week’s “High School All-Star.”  Cooper earned the honor...
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NIC-10 All-Conference Teams Named

Congratulations to all the talented athletes who were named to the NIC-10 (Northern Illinois Conference) all-conference teams! MVPs and coaches were named as well....
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NIC-10 Week 3 Preview

The 2020-2021 high school football season is off and rolling in the NIC-10 and it continues this Easter weekend with 4 games stretching across...
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Bass Fishing Tournament Returns to Rock River in April

John Flanagan of Rockford Hawg Hunters/Benefit Fishing Tourney outlines the return of the annual Open Team Bass Fishing Tournament on the Rock River in...
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Auburn Bowler's Perfect Game

Congratulations to Caitlyn Bannister of Auburn High School. She rolled a prefect game in the opening day of The Top 16 Tournament . This...
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Beloit Winter Farmer's Market

If you’re like me, you can’t wait until the farmer’s markets are open to get all those beautiful homegrown vegetables, homemade cheeses, jams and...
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Bears Adding QB Dalton

The Chicago Bears were looking to land a quarterback in free agency this season and they found one. Reports say former Bengals and Cowboys...
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NFL News and Notes

It seems the NFL anymore doesn’t have an offseason and even their offseason is full of news. To that end some big news broke...
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The Pitch to Bring the International Women’s Baseball Outdoor Museum to Rockfo...

Jim Keeling is on the board that is helping to facilitate the drive to bring the International Women’s Baseball Outdoor Museum to Rockford. Jim...
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Mayor McNamara Talks Girl Scouts, Fiber Optics, Vaccine Centers

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara discusses the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois and his promise to rappel  the Supply Core Building to raise funds for...
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Carlson Ice Arena Reopening!

  Here’s some good news and a sign that things are heading in the right direction. The Rockford Park District’s Carlson Ice Arena  is...
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The Pandemic: One Year Later

The coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the WHO, one year ago. In this past year, we have experienced loss, disruption, and uncertainty. This...
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Habitat For Humanity Building Momentum - and Houses - in 2021

Rockford’s Habitat For Humanity Executive Director Keri Asevedo discusses how the pandemic affected their ability to build homes in 2020 and the build schedule...
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Illinois' Favorite Beer is...

Have you ever wondered what Illinois’ favorite beer is? While we’ve all got our own preferences when you look across the entire population, you...
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Nerd News! March 5th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Don’t Get Caught by Your Pants…:  There is a wonderful history of movies about inanimate objects coming to...
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Nerd News! March 5th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Don’t Get Caught by Your Pants…:  There is a wonderful history of movies about inanimate objects coming to...
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Flix on the Farm: Ice Age

Flix on the Farm is back! Put on your favorite pajamas and watch a family-friendly movie up on the big screen from the comfort...
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Take a Trip To The Moon!

Have you ever wanted to go to outer space? Well here’s your chance to go and for FREE!! Billionaire Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa  bought...
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Learn About The Literacy Council's Month of Giving

Bill Grennell of The Literacy Council discusses the mission and details their partnership with Jersey Mike’s Subs in March for their Month of Giving....
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IceHogs Eyeing New Ownership

The Rockford IceHogs are currently owned by the city of Rockford, but that could be changing very soon. The Chicago Blackhawks are interested in...
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Harlem High School Drama Students Debut Movie on 2/26

Christopher Engler, English teacher at Harlem High School, discusses how his drama students used the pandemic as an opportunity to adapt their stage version...
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Rockton St. Patrick's Pub Crawl

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a pub crawl in downtown Rockton on Saturday, March 13th starting at 6 p.m. 6 establishments will be participating....
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Illinois Vs. Nebraska Preview  

The Fighting Illini are looking to rebound after a lackluster performance offensively last time out verse Michigan State. The 5th ranked Illini struggled to...
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RACVB Shares Diversity Initiatives in Honor of Black History Month

John Groh of the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau discusses their Diversity Initiatives announced in honor of Black History Month, and how the...
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Science: It's Ok To Be Cheesy?

  Dairy food has been getting a bad rap lately. Cheese in particular has garnered the reputation of being bad for your health, particularly...
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Stateline in 60: Mexico Clasico

Happy National Margarita Day! To celebrate this delicious occasion, this week’s Stateline in 60 brings us to Mexico Clasico located at 3929 Broadway in...
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Rachel Ray Rocks Local Vodka

Local Spirit, Rock N’ Vodka, made it’s way onto the Rachel Ray show. Brand ambassador, Rick Nielsen sent a bottle to Rachel’s husband, John,...
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Winter Weather Creates Supply Crunch at RRVBC

Heidi Ognibene of the Rock River Valley Blood Center discusses how the recent Polar Vortex has played havoc with the blood supply in the...
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10 Laundry Hacks You'll Love

I don’t know about you, but one of my least favorite jobs around the house is doing laundry. Over the years, I’ve found some...
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Amazing Star Wars Impressions

  Everybody has a few Star Wars impressions they can do. Usually Chewbacca. Well our yours as good as this guys? The impressions are...
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NASA Lands Rover On Mars

Nasa landed another rover on Mars but this time it’s looking for something very specific. Life! Launched back in July, the Mars Perseverance Rover...
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NIU Baseball Season Opens Friday

The Huskie baseball team opens the 2021 campaign when NIU travels to Memphis, Tenn. for a weekend series with the Memphis Tigers. There will be a...
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NIU Softball Set to Open Season

NIU’s softball team is back in action when it travels to Fort Myers, Fla to compete in the Florida Gulf Coast Invitational. The Huskies will...
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IceHogs Release Scott Darling

After a slow start, the IceHogs decided to make some moves. They have released goaltender Scott Darling from his Professional Tryout Agreement. The former...
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It's SO Cold Outside That...

The country is going through a record cold wave right now. More than one-third of the United States are seeing subzero temperatures… except for...
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Big 10 Tourney Changes Location

  The Big Ten announced Tuesday night their plans to relocate the conference’s postseason basketball tournament from the United Center in Chicago to Lucas...
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Bears In On Wentz

  Reports started circulating over the weekend that the Chicago Bears were one of a couple of teams interested in acquiring QB Carson Wentz...
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Are Skinny Jeans Still a Thing?

Apparently, if you part your hair the side and rock skinny jeans… you’re old, according to Gen Z. There’s an article on “Buzzfeed” right...
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Super Bowl Prop Bets

  One of the fun things about the Super Bowl is that you can bet on pretty much on anything. Online sportsbooks have already...
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Summerfest Moves to September

Organizers of Summerfest announced Tuesday that the festival will be moving to September. According to their Facebook past, they feel the need to push...
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