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Fred VanVleet Coming Back To Rockford For All-Star Party

Rockford's native son and NBA player Fred VanVleet is coming back to town to host a charity All-Star Game viewing party Feb. 19 at District Bar and Grill. 

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Rockford’s Streets Are Still Slippery This Morning

Just a quick reminder for those who haven't yet hit the streets to begin their day: it's slippery in spots, and will remain so for the remainder of the morning.

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Hey Rockford, You’ve Still Got This Week to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

A number of years ago, much to the dismay of our kids, Amy and I made the decision to switch from live Christmas trees to an artificial tree. We were tired of the needles and the mess that came along with a live tree, and since neither one of them ever lifted even a finger to help with clean-up and/or removal, we made the move and have never looked back. At the end of the season, our tree is dis-assembled, boxed, and returned to its home for 11 months out of the year--the attic.

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Take 2 Minutes and See What’s So Great About Rockford

Maybe you've got friends or family coming in from out-of-town for the holidays, and they don't know anything about our city of Rockford, Illinois. The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) just released a really cool video to introduce Rockford to newcomers, while reintroducing it to those who might be unaware of the cool things Rockford offers.

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Remembering Rockford’s “Santa Parachute Incident” at North Towne Mall

Depending on how long you've lived in the Rockford area, you've probably heard something about a tragic event involving Santa Claus parachuting into Rockford's North Towne Mall in the 1960s. Many believe that it's a Rockford "urban legend," but, as we learned this morning, it's all too true.

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The 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl Starts Downtown This Saturday

Maybe it's just me, but if presented with the choice between some turtle doves, french hens, and geese-a-laying--or, some great drinks, food, and the chance to visit some watering holes I've not visited before, I'm going to take Option B.

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The Five Coldest Temperatures In Rockford History

We are expecting the coldest temps of the year so far. But they are not even close to what we have experienced in the past. 

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Stroll on State 2016: By-the-Numbers

 

 

By now you may have heard that Rockford's Stroll on State, held on November 26th in downtown Rockford, set a new attendance record of 75,000 people. That's almost 10,000 more people enjoying the night than did last year.

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Rockford is One of the Best Christmas Towns in Illinois

As has been pointed out in the past, Rockford finds itself on too many lists of non-positive things, and on too few of the positive lists. However, when it comes to celebrating Christmas, we here in the Forest City can hold our heads high.

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Tonight is a Great Night to Shop on State in Downtown Rockford

Yesterday in this space, I asked when was the last time that you shopped downtown Rockford. As luck would have it, you've got a golden opportunity tonight (Thursday).

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