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Check Out the Planned Demolition of the Georgia Dome

It was less than 30 years old, and the only stadium in the world to host the Olympics, the Super Bowl, and the Final Four. I say "was" because it was taken down (mostly) this morning by about 5000 pounds of explosives. Don't worry, it was on purpose.

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The RACVB Has Some Helpful Hints for Stroll on State

Thanksgiving Day is this Thursday, and before you can finish off that mountain of leftovers, the 5th annual Stroll on State happens on Saturday--kicking off Rockford's holiday season. Whether you've been to Stroll on State before, or you're new to what's quickly becoming Rockford's favorite event, the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) has some suggestions to maximize your experience.

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Sand Castle Builders Seek New World Record
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Think You Can Break Any of These Thanksgiving Records?

According to the saying, "you learn something new every day." I can't personally vouch for having learned something new each day, but today, for me, it's true. I didn't know before, but there are Guinness World Records that involve Thanksgiving. About the only record I see myself setting would be "fastest asleep on the couch post-dessert."

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Here’s a List of Upcoming Holiday Events in the Rockford Area

Our friend Andrea, from the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB), stopped in this morning for her weekly update on weekend events and happenings. One of the things we discussed is the outstanding amount of holiday events that are right around the corner.

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A Record Number Expected to Hit the Road this Thanksgiving

In the interests of full disclosure, my grandmother didn't have the decency to live over the river.

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How Much Should You Spend on the Holiday Season?

If you're one of those organized folks who's spent some time with a calculator figuring out your holiday budget down to the last red cent, congratulations.

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Illinois’ Unique Most Popular Thanksgiving Search Has Us Wondering if Anyone Really Cares About the Turkey

When holidays roll around, search engines can tell us a lot about what we care about.

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Suburban 'It's a Wonderful Life' Pop Up Bar Will Require Reservations
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Illinois ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Pop-Up Bar Will Require Reservations

Clarence and George Bailey are thrilled, as are tons of fans of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life". Starting the first week of December, Nick's, the bar made famous in the classic holiday movie, will 'pop up' in Berwyn, IL. But, if you want to go, there is a catch.

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Check Out Some Alternatives to Roasting Thanksgiving Turkey

Maybe, just maybe you've grown tired of doing your family's Thanksgiving Day turkey the same way year in and year out. "Buy it, thaw it, prep it, roast it, and then serve it" is still the way most of us prefer to go, but if you're open-minded and experimental, there are other ways to go about it.

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Beware The Hottest Thing in I.D. Theft–ATM Skimming

Chicago police issued an alert after at least a dozen ATMs were found to have skimming devices attached to them at stores and banks across the city.
The devices, placed over or inside card slots to steal account information from customers, were discovered at 13 separate locations in less than a month, according to police.

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