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Greeting Card from Rockford, Illinois. ca. 1941, Rockford, Illinois, USA, Rockford, founded in 1834, is the third largest city in the state of Illinois. Population more than 85,000. Noted for its machine tool and furniture industries. Just a few miles sou
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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.

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Rockford Sports Facilities Are Really Packing in the Visitors

When our friend Andrea from the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) visits the WROK Morning Show each Friday, she often mentions that with another weekend comes another several thousand visitors to Rockford's sports facilities.

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Greeting Card from Rockford, Illinois. ca. 1941, Rockford, Illinois, USA, Rockford, founded in 1834, is the third largest city in the state of Illinois. Population more than 85,000. Noted for its machine tool and furniture industries. Just a few miles sou
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Check Out BYG2RKFD (Bring Your Game to Rockford) From the RACVB

The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) just released another video in their series of outstandingly well done visual pieces that highlight all the great things that Rockford has to offer. As you might guess from the title, we're pretty high on sports around the Rockford area.

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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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Greeting Card from Rockford, Illinois. ca. 1941, Rockford, Illinois, USA, Rockford, founded in 1834, is the third largest city in the state of Illinois. Population more than 85,000. Noted for its machine tool and furniture industries. Just a few miles sou
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Take 2 Minutes and See What’s So Great About Rockford

Maybe you've got friends or family coming in from out-of-town for the holidays, and they don't know anything about our city of Rockford, Illinois. The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) just released a really cool video to introduce Rockford to newcomers, while reintroducing it to those who might be unaware of the cool things Rockford offers.

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When Was the Last Time You Shopped Downtown Rockford?

With Stroll on State having taken place a couple of weeks back, the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) would love to know what you thought of the 4th annual event. And, while you're at it, when was the last time you headed for downtown Rockford to do some shopping?

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Missed Stroll on State? You Can Still Enjoy Rockford’s River Lights Weekends in December

If you've been kicking yourself because you missed out on all the fun of last weekend's Stroll on State, you can stop now. One of the coolest features of Stroll on State is Rockford's River Lights, and you can still get down to see them Saturdays and Sundays throughout December.

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Go Behind the Scenes at Rockford’s Stroll on State

You're probably aware by now that Rockford's 4th annual Stroll on State takes place this Saturday in downtown Rockford from 3pm-9pm. However, if you haven't been downtown for the previous three Strolls, let's take a look at some of the really cool things you can expect at this free family event.

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Rockford Looks Great in the “In Good Company” Video from the RACVB

We've talked before about how often we've heard someone say "There's just nothing to do in Rockford," and how the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) is hard at work to put that expression out to pasture.

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Stroll on State is Looking for Volunteer Help

Saturday, November 26th will be here before you know it, bringing with it one of Rockford's best and most popular events, the 4th annual Stroll on State. Events of this magnitude don't happen by accident. They require lots and lots of planning, cooperation, and a volunteer effort.

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