I am Mommy to two beautiful girls and three crazy dogs, so my house is full of love and lots of hair. My husband Spencer and I love spending time with our littles, but while they’re sleeping I craft and he plays handyman since we are consumed with remodeling our home DIY style. I am a proud Rockfordian since birth, so I am passionate about the people, happenings, and assets of this city. If you want to get on my good side, show me a puppy and give me lots of chocolate and Keith Urban.
This Illinois Mansion Is So Haunted it Sat Vacant for Nearly 50 Years
The history of the Schweppe Mansion outside of Chicago is so sordid it sat vacant for nearly 50 years, but someone actually bought it in 2020.
One of the Midwest’s Best Halloween Parades Happens Soon In Illinois
Don't miss the Midwest's largest and longest Halloween parade happening in Galena, Illinois soon!
5 Reasons Why Illinois Should Officially Move Trick-or-Treating Day
Roscoe, Illinois has permanently moved their trick-or-treating day to the last Saturday of October, and I think all Rockford-area communities should follow suit.
Grateful Illinois Woman Honors Step-Dad for ‘Living and Breathing His Responsibility’
This week's Hometown Hero is a Dixon man who has dedicated over 3 decades of his life to the service and protection of others.
Rockton, Illinois Business Finds Unique, Catchy Way to Promote Their Sweet Eats
Sugar Britches in Rockton, Illinois is stocked full of sweet fall flavors, but their chocolate truffles are really what the buzz is all about.
3 of the Best Ways to Experience Fall Colors in Northern Illinois…On the Water
Instead of hopping in your car to experience the beautiful Fall colors in Illinois, why not hop on a kayak instead?
Drivers Beware! Deer Are Frisky and Mating Now In Illinois
Illinois State Police have shared vital info on what you should do if you encounter deer on the roadway over the next several weeks.
Ghastly Stories and Ghostly Encounters Await at One Illinois Cemetery Tour
There's a cemetery in Rockford that is FULL of dark stories, and now soon you'll have a chance to take a twilight tour of it...if you're brave enough.
Amazing New Event Space in Illinois Was Made Out Of Repurposed Silos
Who would have ever thought farmers' old silos could look so elegant and fun?!?
20 of the Best Day Trips to Take From Illinois
If you need just need to get away for a bit, here are some cool places to check out that are just a short drive away from Rockford.