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Rockford’s Aldeen Golf Club is Ranked Among the Nation’s Top 25 Courses

I've talked about the different "gems" that the Rockford area has to offer, not only to those of us who live here, but also to the many visitors to the Rockford area. I've highlighted places like Anderson Gardens, MercyHealth Sportscore Two, The UW Sports Health Factory, Tinker Cottage, and more. If Aldeen Golf Club and Practice Center isn't on your list, it's long past due to add it, because others certainly are.

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A New Study Lists Illinois as the 49th Most Patriotic State

A study of the most patriotic states in the U.S. seems to be saying that other than New Jersey, 48 states in the country are more patriotic than we are here in the Land of Lincoln.

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Taking a Look at Illinois’ Economic Health Compared to Other States

We haven't had a working budget in the Land of Lincoln for years. We've got pension problems galore, the highest property taxes in the nation, and a pile of overdue bills that would make the strongest desk sag under the weight. So really, could any state be in worse economic shape that we are? In a word: yes. 

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Where Does Illinois Rank on the List of America’s Greenest States?

Life is all about the green. For some, that means cash. For others, it's all about the environment. For companies looking to expand their share of the marketplace by showing how much they care about the planet, it's both. For Illinois, it seems to be about being in the middle.

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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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Smile Illinois! We’ve Got Some of the Best Dental Health in America

Illinois may have a myriad of problems and issues, but dental health does not appear to be one of them. In fact, there are 47 other states that lag behind us.

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Rockford’s Top 10 Restaurants According to Trip Advisor

I read once that the surest way to provoke an argument is to open a discussion of politics or religion. There's no doubt that those topics can produce some serious disagreements, but I think an even quicker way to get an argument going is to produce a "best _____" list.

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Let’s See Who Made the Best/Worst Small Towns in Illinois List

First off, for those who are expecting a low-ranking for the city of Rockford, relax. Rockford didn't make the list, because our population is too large to meet the criteria of 25,000 to 100,000 people. Some of you in neighboring communities, however, might not like the ranking your hometown gets.

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Where Does Rockford Rank on the List of Fastest Growing Cities in the US?

Since the Great Recession, it's been a very tough comeback for many, many communities across the nation, Rockford included. For some, that comeback has been slow and steady, but for others...not so much.

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What’s Your Share of Illinois’ Debt?

Judging by the photo of the person being crushed by a credit card (no actual people were harmed by a giant card), you might be guessing that your share of our state's outstanding debt is pretty high...and you would be right.

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