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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.
Illinois Lawmakers are Getting Serious About a Gas Tax Hike
As a native Illinoisan, I'm rarely surprised by the goings-on in Springfield. I mean, after the recent multi-billion dollar tax hike, coupled with dubious claims of balancing the budget that we know aren't true--how could the idea of the state reaching even further into our pocke…
The 1st Issue of Playboy Magazine Was Printed in Rochelle
By now, I'm sure that you've heard that Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner passed away at the age of 91 on Wednesday of this week. There are plenty of things online today that will fill you in on his background and exploits, but not many that mention where the first 5 issues of Play…
The Better Business Bureau Warns of ‘Puppy Scams’
One of the good things to come out of all the horrific weather that Texas and Florida recently endured is the fact that thousands of lost and/or abandoned dogs and cats are being adopted into new homes around the country at a record rate. If you're looking to add a four-legged friend to your family,…
The Rockford Area is Seeing an Increase in Bat Bites
Maybe it's just that the bats that patrol my neighborhood each night are full from all the mosquitos and other bugs they're scooping up, or they're planning an early Fall sneak attack on me, but despite a fairly large amount of them being around, no one near me has been bitten yet. Ot…

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