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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Carpenter's Place in Need of Volunteers

Carpenter’s Place in Rockford serves breakfast and lunch to their homeless guests, every month, Monday through Friday. They’re urgently looking for volunteers in February...
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Stimulus Checks On The Way!

It took a little longer than expected but a second round of stimulus checks are officially on the way! U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin...
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12/20: Heidi Ognibene | Rock River Valley Blood Center

Heidi talks about the need for blood during the holidays in Northern Illinois and how to go about donating. In addition, she outlines the...
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12/20: Tom McNamara | Mayor of Rockford

This week, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara discusses the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, Covid-19 percentage rates, why he’s worried about New Year’s Eve parties, and about...
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Teddy Bear Toss Drive-Thru at BMO Harris Bank Center

It’s an annual holiday tradition – the Teddy Bear Toss at a Rockford IceHogs hockey game. Then again, nothing is traditional about 2020.  This...
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The 13 th ranked Fighting Illini look to bounce back after a disappointing loss last time out verse Missouri. The Illini will open Big...
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12 Hours of PAWS Adoption Event

Looking to adopt a pet? Well now is the perfect time! Paws Humane Society of Rockford’s”12 Hours of PAWS” Adoption Event is this Saturday. ...
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12/13: Tom McNamara | Mayor of Rockford

Tom discusses City Council approving a balanced budget for 2021 this week, Service Line Warranties that are legit for Rockford, Covid-19 stats for the...
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CrusaderNOW! Returns to Walk-in Appointments

Crusader Community Health announced that it will change back to the original scheduling of the walk-in, no-appointment-needed format for its two CrusaderNOW!SM Walk-In Clinics. The change will...
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Luminary Walk at Lockwood Park

Join the Rockford Park District for a whimsical luminary walk through Lockwood Park on Friday, December 18 from 4:30p to 6:30p. Meet the Children’s...
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Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Believe it or not, but Christmas is quickly approaching. Most major shipping services have announced deadlines for shipping packages and letters in order to...
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ED Talks: Ch, Ch, Ch, Change

And here we all thought it was the 4-letter words that were stressful. This 6-letter word causes mountains of stress and anxiety for individuals...
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Freeport Alderman Launches Debut Novel

Freeport alderperson and retired executive, James Berberet, published his first novel in early November  available in both paperback and eBook.   His novel, Quest for...
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COVID Cleaning with RBG Janitorial

  Keeping a clean and sanitized office during these COVID-19 times is a must. RBG Janitorial in Rockford offers cost-effective methods of sanitizing and...
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Beloit Names Interim Police Chief

Beloit appointed Thomas Stigler as the interim police chief of Beloit Police Department after the previous chief left the department last week. Former Police...
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RSO Announces Larsen Legacy Campaign

The Rockford Symphony Orchestra Board is pleased to announce that it is officially launching the “Larsen Legacy Campaign” – a $500,000 fundraising effort named...
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New Bike Racks at Midway Village!

Get out and ride your bike before the cold weather really hits! Thanks to multiple donations from community members, bike organizations, and local bike...
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Goodwill Launches Mystery To-Go Bags

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois has launched “Mystery Bags to Go” online shop on their website with curbside or in-store pick-up starting Friday, September...
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