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Springfield Lands on a Top 20 List of Best State Capitals

We all know that our state doesn't always fare so well on lists of the "Best of," and unfortunately shows up too often on the "Worst of" lists. However, when it comes to the "livability" of state capitals around the US, our Springfield does pretty well.

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Rockford’s Warm February Weather is Putting Plants at Risk

Spring-like temperatures in February isn't just confusing to us, it's confusing to plants as well. If a jaunt around your yard reveals several plant bulbs springing to life about a month too early, protect them now before they get freeze damage soon.

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Byron Freshman Wows Crowd With National Anthem Rendition
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Byron Freshman Wows Crowd With National Anthem Rendition

Before the IHSA boys swimming sectional this Saturday, a local student riled up the crowd with his own rendition of the National Anthem.

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I Saw a Rockford Dog Doing This Over the Weekend

In the interests of full disclosure, my wife Amy and I don't take our dog Lucy for a ride in the car unless it's absolutely, positively necessary. Why? Lucy hates being in the car, doesn't like to see other cars, is upset by other dogs riding in cars, and basically loses her anxiety-ridden mind at anyone and everything she sees. In a nutshell, we'd rather road-trip with the car full of angry hornets with the windows up.

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What D.I.Y. Projects Send Illinoisans to Google For Help?

Maybe you're an expert Do-It-Yourself (DIY) kind of person. You know, the sort of individual that just has the skill to handle any and all projects. The sort of person who snorts when someone says "I Googled how to do ________." Or, maybe you're like me (and millions of others like me) who head straight for the world's foremost authority on everything to help you when you can't make heads or tails of what you're doing.

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ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championship Opening
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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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14 Awkward Rockford TV Commercials From 1980
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14 Awkward Rockford TV Commercials From 1980

These 1980 Rockford TV commercials will take you all the way back.

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Rockford Area Crime Stoppers Wanted Fugitives For Feb. 14

Rockford Area Crime Stoppers has released its latest list of people wanted by local law enforcement for alleged criminal activity.

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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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Rockford’s Burger Kings Are a Lot Tamer Than Israel’s on Valentine’s Day

Granted, your idea (or, more importantly, your Valentine's idea) of a romantic Valentine's Day meal probably doesn't include the words Burger King--however, in Israel, they're hoping a Valentine's Day promotion will change your mind.

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