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Fall is the Season for Pumpkins, Changing Leaves, Halloween, and Stink Bugs

Well, Halloween isn't for another month, the leaves are barely changing, and there aren't a ton of pumpkin displays yet--but stink bugs? Yeah, we've got plenty.

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How Diverse is the State of Illinois? More Than You Might Think

We hear the word a lot every day. We hear about diverse backgrounds, diversity in hiring, diversity in education--but what about diversity in U.S. states? Let's see where Illinois ranks out of all 50 states.

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Rockford Area Restaurants You Have to Visit Before Summer Weather Ends

Technically it;s Fall now, but luckily for us, Mother Nature has decided to be kind and extend Summer a bit longer.

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Albion, Illinois Had a 3.8 Magnitude Earthquake This Morning

The strongest earthquake in years was recorded in Southern Illinois just before 7:00 this morning, centered in Albion near the Indiana border.

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4 Illinois Cities Make List of Best Places to Live in America

Rockford may not have made the list, but the 4 places in Illinois that did are pretty close to home. That's good news, right?

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A Rockford Bucket List Just In Case The World Ends on Saturday

There's a theory running around that predicts the world will end on Saturday, September 23. That doesn't leave much time to get some stuff done.

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Best Places To Get Apple Cider in Illinois

Two Stateline orchards have made the list of the top 11 cider mills in Illinois. You might be surprised when you see who DID NOT make the list.

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If You’re Looking For a Fall Festival, Illinois Has Got Plenty of Them

You may not be one of those people who bulldozes others out of the way with one shove of your Ugg Boot covered foot so you can be the first in line for a pumpkin-spice latte, but c'mon, doesn't nearly everyone love a good fall festival?

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Minnesota Has Been Named ‘The Happiest State,’ But What About Illinois?

So, it's cold a lot and it snows plenty and there are mosquitos that can lift a grown man off the ground. But, at least they have ice fishing. Those things, plus (I'm guessing) a few others have combined to make Minnesota the happiest state in the nation, according to a new study. Illinois has all those things, too. Why aren't we the happiest?

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Rockford Fire Department Tweets Photos of 1928 Tornado Damage

Sometimes, when you're scrolling through social media, you'll come across the letters TIL. Those letters, if you weren't aware, stand for "Today I Learned." Well, thanks to a really interesting tweet by the Rockford Fire Department, today I learned (or, TIL) that Rockford experienced one hell of a tornado on September 14, 1928.

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