Having lived in Rockford and the Rockford area for my entire life, I couldn't pry my eyes off the link that alert WROK Morning Show Listener Mike sent me earlier this morning. The link took me to a video, and the video, featuring Rockford TV commercials from around 1980, threw me into a time warp.
It became a yearly event in our house quite a while ago. I'd come home to find a bunch of bags in front of my closet, only to be disappointed to find the bags completely empty. When I asked why there were empty bags lying in front of the closet, my wife Amy informed me that Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) was holding a clothing drive, and that I should get cracking. As in, clean out the closet, fill the bags, and load up the car.
Apart from the excitement of a new TV Star Trek series on the horizon, Trekkies had to wonder how CBS might structure the new All-Access series after its network premiere. Rest assured, CBS intends to keep to the weekly model over Netflix’s binge drop, while network brass hopes to debut even more new All-Access series in the years to come.
Director Paul Feig has maintained that his new Ghostbusters movie isn’t a sequel or a remake, but a reboot. Basically, it ignores the fictional events and characters depicted in Ivan Reitman’s classic 1984 film — which makes the first trailer for Feig’s movie a bit confusing. If you count yourself among those who were baffled by the trailer, then you can rest easy with the knowledge that someone who is actually in the movie is also confused. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have any answers for you.
Unfortunately, Illinois often finds itself around the bottom of good lists, and at or near the top of the bad lists. Sometimes, albeit rarely, we find a good list that Illinois actually holds a high position on. Today, we learn that Illinois is a pretty good state for working moms.
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