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Check Out Illinois’ Top Ten Colleges and Universities
Maybe you've got a soon-to-be college student at home, and you've been doing the college visit tour thing with them as you try to decide which institution will best fit your scholar, and more importantly, your budget. Many of us would like to keep our kids at a school somewhat close to home (rather …
How Financially Savvy are Illinoisans? We Could Be Better
I've heard people make the argument that schools should be teaching students life skills like balancing a checkbook, paying bills, or creating/maintaining a savings program. I tend to agree, and seeing where our state ranks among "financially savvy" states justifies that feeli…
Attendance at Rockford’s Sites and Attractions Went Up in 2016
Being big supporters of the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) as we are around here, we often salute the efforts of the RACVB to market Rockford as a travel destination to people outside our area. According to some new numbers released this week, we have good reason to applaud.
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.
A Look at Concealed Carry Numbers in Illinois
Back in July of 2013, Illinois became the last state in the country to legalize concealed carry after a federal appeals court in December of 2012 struck down a previous ban on the carrying of concealed handguns. So, how many folks in Illinois went out and paid their money, took the required classes,…

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