I was born and raised in Illinois. I grew up in a small town south of Rockford. Yeah, I’m a true country kid. I’m the youngest of three girls. I can be pretty adventurous when I choose to be. The first time I ever rode a horse was in Mexico. I took a trail ride where I had to cross a very deep and rushing river in order to see a waterfall in a forest. I was the first in my family to move out of state for a job. I lived in Chattanooga, Tenn., for a year before returning home. I love to cook. I like reading anything from John Grisham. My favorite shows are "Grey’s Anatomy," "Scandal" and "Nashville." I am an animal lover, but right now all I have is a cat. One day I’d like to get another Siberian husky and a horse. I love dark chocolate and Coca-Cola. My favorite artists are Eric Church and Kenny Chesney.
Illinois Airports, Including Rockford’s, Seek Power To Tax More
Taxes. Yuck! We all hate them. The dislike grows even stronger when we get served more taxes too. For those in Winnebago county you may be getting more as Illinois regional airports, including Rockford's, is seeking to have the power to do so.
This Illinois School District Could Become The First To Arm Teachers
Protecting our kids in school is a hot topic, regardless of what side of the gun issue you're on. If this Illinois school district gets the green light it could become the first in our state to arm their teachers.
Illinois May Be Voting On Pot This November
This November the ballot may have an additional item for Illinoisans to vote on. It's the issue dealing with pot.
Endangered Illinois Landmark Could Become A ‘Glampground’
A former campground in Cary, IL was placed on the "Endangered Illinois Landmark" list. Now there's talk it could become a "glampground".
Just Because It’s Lent, Doesn’t Mean You Have to Give Up Portillo’s
Just because it's Lent, doesn't mean you have to give up Portillo's. They have special menu items that will be offered for a limited time here in Rockford for the Lenten season.
Rockford School Reveals Emergency Plan
In light of the awful Parkland, Florida school shooting this week a Rockford school reveals their emergency plan in case something like should happen on their campus.
Why Isn’t There a Terminal 4 at O’Hare Airport?
If you've flown out of O'Hare airport anytime within the last say 24 years you may have wondered this, when looking at directional signs, of "Why isn't there a terminal 4?"
Wouldn’t It Be Cool If CherryVale Had This Indoor Ice Skating Rink?
Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills, just about an hour and half from Rockford, has an indoor ice skating rink. Wouldn't it be cool if CherryVale had one too?
Mattress Firm Is Closing Over 200 Stores Is Rockford’s Included?
Mattress Firm the retailer of mattress isn't sleeping so happy these days as they've announced they will be closing over 200 stores. Will the closures include the Rockford store?
Teachers Wanted in Illinois
If you've dreamed of being a teacher or are working towards your bachelor's in education then Illinois REALLY wants you. Why? Teachers are in high demand in our state.