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There’s Still Time to Join Us For Cubs Spring Training in Mesa!

The clock is ticking, but there's still time (and still some room) for you to join us on a trip out to Mesa, Arizona this coming March for Chicago Cubs Spring Training. We had such a blast last March, and we heard from so many of you that wanted us to do it again--who are we to say no?

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Rockford City Market Sets New Attendance Record

It seems that the combination of food, drink, music, friends, and a cool & eclectic vibe is really working for the Rockford City Market, the weekly Friday get-together in Downtown Rockford that just finished its May through September run.

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Save the Date–Rockford’s ‘Stroll on State’ Happens Saturday November 25th

How time flies when you're having fun in Downtown Rockford. Stroll on State presented by Illinois Bank & Trust will celebrate its 5th anniversary on Saturday, November 25th, and the organizers have added even more cool things to one of Rockford's favorite events.

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In a State with Plenty of Weird Festivals, Lombard’s Might be the Most Bizarre

The Land of Lincoln plays host to some of the more offbeat festivals in the Midwest. For example, we have the Turkey Testicle Festival in Byron, the International Horseradish Festival in Collinsville, the Popeye Picnic in Chester, and the Superman Celebration in Metropolis. Next month, Lombard will have one that makes the others seem pedestrian.

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Adopt A Pet And Take In A Concert This Weekend

Mending Hearts Rescue is holding its 4th annual Rockin' 4 Rescue event this weekend.

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Midway Village’s WWII Days Returns Next Weekend

The largest WWII reenactment in Midwest will be returning once again to the beautiful grounds of Rockford's Midway Village and Museum, bringing with it 1300 reenactors and over 60 authentic vehicles.

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‘Picnic En Plein Air’ is Returning to Rockford’s River District

I know that it looks like a typographical error, but "Picnic En Plein Air" is the actual spelling of a really cool event to be held in the heart of Rockford's River District on Saturday, September 16th. So what is it?

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You Can Now Spend The Night At The Brookfield Zoo

If you, or some small people in your house, ever wanted to walk around the zoo at night, here's your best chance.

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One More Thing About Today’s Eclipse–You May Lose Phone Signal in Rural Areas

Not from being zapped by solar radiation, but from a bazillion people sharing their snaps.

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Travelers In The West Hit The Road Flocking To Destinations To Witness Monday's Eclipse In Totality
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A Couple of Last Minute Notes About Today’s Eclipse Viewing in Rockford

We're just hoping that Mother Nature doesn't screw it all up with clouds and rain.

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