'We gotta go all out': Festival of Lights in Rockford gets bigger for 2021

By Steve Summers and Kevin Haas Rock River Current Get our newsletter ROCKFORD — Work is underway to bring a holiday tradition back to...
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NIC-10 Whip Around podcast: Week 2

This week in the NIC-10 Whip Around podcast: We’ll talk about Belvidere North’s huge win on the road over the Boylan Titans and discuss...
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NIC-10 Whip Around Week One Podcast

This week in the NIC-10 Whip Around podcast: Week One kicked off with a bang between two of the conference favorites, Hononegah and Harlem....
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Hero's Challenge Fire Truck Pull

  Join  K-Cancer Softball as they host the Heroes Challenge Fire Truck Pull event. It benefits local families battling childhood cancer. It’s taking place...
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Nerd News! August 30th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: The Candyman reboot dominated the box office earning $22.4 million, which was double what it was expected to...
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RPS 205 Is Hiring!

  Looking for a job where you can make a difference? RPS 205 is looking for you! They have immediate openings for paraprofessionals, bus...
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Nerd News! August 23rd, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: We’ll start with the weekend box office. The Ryan Reynolds driven “Free Guy” tops the charts again, taking...
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Girl Scouts Adding New Cookie in 2022

  The Girl Scouts are adding a new cookie called, “Adventurefuls” for next season.  They are “a brownie-inspired treat featuring a caramel-flavored cream center,...
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Staying Positive in 2021

“The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill With all the negative things going...
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Nerd News! August 16th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: The Ryan Reynolds movie “Free Guy” opened over the weekend with very surprising numbers, topping the chart at...
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Nerd News! August 12th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Much of the comic book universe is hoping for a clash between Spider-Man and Venom in the MCU....
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Nerd News! August 10th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Bam Margera has sued over the new “Jackass” movie “Jackass: Forever.” He’s got suits out against Paramount, Johnny...
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Drinks for the Dells

Drinks for the Dells at Prairie Street Brewing Co. for the ENTIRE month of August! All proceeds will support the free and low-cost nature education...
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Hard Rock Casino Job Fair

Are you looking for a job? The Hard Rock Casino is giving you the opportunity to work for them. If you’re interested, you can...
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Nerd News! August 4th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Heads up, you should update your Apple device ASAP. A security flaw may have allowed hackers to “take...
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Nerd News! August 2nd, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” topped the domestic box office this weekend. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt the movie made $34-point-two-million for...
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Nerd News! July 29th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: The early buzz about the James Gunn directed Suicide Squad that comes out on August 6th is pretty...
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Raft Race Party 8.15

The Rock River Anything That Floats Raft Race 2021 was unfortunately canceled this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all still party together!...
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Nerd News! July 26th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: We’ll start with the box office: M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller “Old” has earned the top spot “Snake Eyes”...
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Nerd News! July 23rd, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Rumor has it the Herman Munster character in Rob Zombies Munsters adaptation has already been cast, but that...
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Nerd News! July 22nd, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Fox, is bring the classic board game “Mousetrap” to life with a  new game show, in which contestants will...
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Nerd News! 07-21-21

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Winston Duke, who played M’Baku in “Black Panther,” says he will be reprise the role in the upcoming...
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Freddy's Coming Soon To Machesney Park

  Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, is starting construction on their first Rockford-area location! Groundbreaking will be Wednesday July 21st at 9901 Orlando Avenue...
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Nerd News! July 20th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Not every actor loves all their projects. Ryan Reynolds was actually on the Smartless podcast with Jason Bateman, Sean...
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Nerd News! July 16th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Marvel’s Loki is getting a second season on Disney+. The series aired its Season 1 finale on Wednesday...
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Watch Out For Gift Card Scams!

  The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam. The sheriff’s office says if you receive a phone call from someone...
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Nerd News! July 14th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Kevin Feigi, Marvel’s head honcho said in a conversation with Rotten Tomatoes that he is not exactly ruling out...
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Nerd News! July 13th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: A copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario 64 officially became the most expensive video game ever sold when it...
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Nerd News! July 12th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Marvel’s “Black Widow” starring Scarlett Johansson did very well in its opening weekend scoring $80 Million domestically, making...
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Nerd News! July 9th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Marvel has dropped the trailer for a the final Chadwick Boseman role. He voiced King T’Challa in a...
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Nerd News! July 8th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: NBC/Universal are upping the ante on their streaming platform Peacock. Starting  next year, “all projects from Universal Filmed...
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Nerd News! July 7th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Remember Pokemon Go? It came out in 2016 and had kids and adults walking around real life looking...
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Nerd News! July 6th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: F9 topped the box office again over the 4th of July weekend raking in $22.8 million. In the...
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Therapy Dogs Return to OSF

  Now that the pandemic is starting to subside a little, good things are starting to happen again like therapy dogs returning to OSF...
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Nerd News! July 2nd, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Grand Theft Auto V has been out for what seems like forever. The game debuted in 2013 on...
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Nerd News! July 1st, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Marvel and The Simpsons are teaming up on Disney+ for a Loki/Simpsons crossover short. The streaming platform will air “The Good,...
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Nerd News! June 29th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Pierce Brosnan has weighed in on who he thinks will be the next James Bond. His answer: Shoulder...
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Nerd News! June 23rd, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Marvel’s head honcho, Kevin Feige, says that “Black Widow” may just be the beginning of prequels in the MCU. ...
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Nerd News! June 21st, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” topped the box office this weekend, making $11-point-six-million and ousting A Quiet Place 2...
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Nerd News June 18th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Jennifer Lopez is getting back in the sci-fi game. She’ll reportedly star in Netflix’s new movie “Atlas,” where she’ll...
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Nerd News! June 15th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Tom Holkenborg is auctioning off his services to compose a personal soundtrack for your life. Who is Tom...
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Nerd News! June 14th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: We’ll start with the box office. A Quiet Place II became the first pandemic-era movie to gross over...
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Nerd News! June 10th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: There’s a Netflix series on the way starring Mike Myers called. The Pentaverate. This would be Mike Myers’s...
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Nerd News! June 8th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines:   Looks like they may be trying to turn Lord of the Rings into Game of Thrones. A petition has been launched...
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Nerd News! June 7th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: At the box office over the weekend, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” took the top...
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Nerd News! June 4th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: The Indiana Jones saga is coming back. The next installment will start filming in the UK next week...
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Nerd News! June 3rd, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the next God of War game, you will have to wait a little...
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Nerd News! June 2nd, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: PlayStation is getting into the tournament biz. The Evo fighting game tournament in 2021 is June 10th through August...
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Nerd News! June 1st, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: A Quiet Place Part II crushed the box office over the long weekend. The film made $48-million before Memorial...
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Do You Google Yourself?

Have you ever googled your own name? If you have you’re definitely not alone.  A new survey found one in 11 Americans google themselves EVERY DAY. ...
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Nerd News! May 28th, 2021

Here are today’s Nerd News! headlines: Apple could be dabbling in Cryptocurrency. It’s all just rumors right now based on a job posting wherein...
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