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Illinois Teen Took Senior Pictures At Taco Bell Because Why Not?
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Illinois Teen Took Senior Pictures At Taco Bell Because Why Not?

Maybe he was there to try the brand new Chicken Chips?

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How Much Money Are You Supposed To 'Gift' High School Graduates?
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How Much Money Are You Supposed To ‘Gift’ High School Graduates?

You've been invited to a high school student's graduation party. How much money do you give as a gift?

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10 More of Our Favorite Rockford Area Prom Photos

One of the best parts about Instagram is checking out all of these great prom photos! Do you know any of these teens?

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Chicago High School Student Suffers Hilariously Painful Gym Accident
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Chicago High School Student Suffers Hilariously Painful Gym Accident

After you watch the video you'll be glad you didn't have to do whatever this poor student was trying to do during gym class.

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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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Sterling High School Student Lands On ESPN SportsCenter
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Sterling High Student Lands On ESPN’s SportsCenter

ESPN's SportCenter is usually reserved for athletes on the pro or collegiate level. Rarely does a high school student land on the show.

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Is Rockford One of Illinois’ Smartest Cities?

The career expert website Zippia has just released their list of the "Smartest Cities in Illinois," and you might be wondering how Rockford and surrounding communities fared in their rankings. Well, it's kind of a good news/bad news scenario.

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Wait, Your Mascot is a What?

Growing up in nearby Oregon, Illinois, our high school mascot was a hawk. We were the Oregon Hawks. Nothing really unusual or noteworthy about that one. However, one of our conference opponents at the time, Polo, had the unusual team name of "The Marcos." That's right, the Polo Marcos. I've heard that the name is in reference to something or someone, but I wasn't really paying attention in history class at that time, so I don't know...

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12 Notable People Who Went to High School in Rockford

CEO's, authors, comedians and more have graced the halls of our beloved Rockford High Schools.

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Japanese High Schooler’s Unorthodox Antics at the Plate

Almost 10 million people have checked out the clip above. Not a whole lot of info to go on, other than this is a Japanese high school baseball player demonstrating a rather unusual routine for taking a few practice swings...

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