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Chicago Hotel Offers Incredible Rate to Honor Chicago Cubs Championship

If you're one of many who are planning to attend the Chicago Cubs home opener at Wrigley Field on April 10th, a downtown Chicago hotel is offering you the chance to save big on a room.

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Up For Some Winter Golf? Head For Elliot Golf Course Through Friday

If you're one of the many who received new golf equipment of some sort for Christmas, you're probably jonesing for the chance to get out and test that stuff out. The Rockford Park District's Elliot Golf Course is ready and waiting for you right now.

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U.S. Synchronized Skating Championship is Coming to Rockford

Given the amount of incredibly accomplished skaters that Rockford has produced over the years, it's fair to say that Rockford is a skating town. Well, this skating town is about to get a treat.

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There’s Always Something To Do in Rockford–Here’s Trip Advisor’s Top Ten Things

As a long-time Rockfordian, I've often said that if I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone say "There's nothing to do in Rockford," I'd have a pile of money so high it would have snow on it, and Sherpas would be attempting to make it to the top. The problem with the common complaint of nothing going on in Rockford is: it's simply incorrect.

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Okay Rockford, What Do You Know About the Puppy Bowl?

If you tuned into the Super Bowl last night, you were one of approximately 118,000,000 people. If you tuned into the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet at any time yesterday, you were one of approximately 7,000,000 people. Not even close, in terms of viewers--but enough to make the Puppy Bowl the #1 rated cable show of the night.

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Northern Illinois Gets Lit Up Last Night

If you were up late last night (maybe going over what you'd just witnessed during the Super Bowl), and happened to be glancing skyward, you got to see something pretty spectacular.

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Punxsutawney Phil Makes Annual Forecast On Groundhog Day
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Flashback: Midwest Groundhogs Are Cranky When Awakened

In case you weren't paying attention yesterday morning, Thursday was Groundhog Day, the one day a year that we Americans come to our senses, stop paying attention to computers, forecasts, and maps, and let a sleepy, harassed rodent tell us how to dress for the next 6 weeks.

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2016 World Series  - Cleveland Indians v. Chicago Cubs: Workout Day
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Here’s How You Sit in a Wrigley Field Seat in Rockford

The short explanation is that you buy one and bring it home. Then, place it somewhere in a spot of honor in your home here in Rockford. Then, sit in it as often as you please. If you've got the spare cash it'll take to get yourself one, that is.

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NFL: JAN 29 Super Bowl LI - NFL Experience
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Super Bowl Prop Bets Are More Interesting than the Game

In case you hadn't been paying attention (since the only Bears and/or Packers you'll see on Sunday are spectators), the Big Game, or Super Bowl 51 (LI) is happening this coming Sunday. If you don't really care at all about football, then take a look at some of the "prop bets" that can make it a lot more fun for the person who couldn't care less about Xs and Os.

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In Case You Missed It–Here are the Results of the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

Mother Nature did force a postponement of the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition at Sinnissippi Park, but she didn't force a cancellation, as teams got together (albeit a week later) and got to work last week making works of art out of blocks of snow. In case you couldn't attend, or were unaware how it turned out, let's take a look at who got the votes.

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