Hotel Industry Report: Illinois Hotels Will Have Tough 2021
You don't have to be an expert in the hospitality business or spend hours pouring over the balance sheets at Holiday Inn to know that 2020 was a very, very bad year for the hotel industry.
Small Plane Lands Safely After Losing Tire Over Chicago
There are lots of things that can freak you out when they go bump in the night, but I'm thinking that few things are more freak-out worthy than an airplane tire hitting your roof.
Are Rockford School Snow Days Headed For Extinction?
One of my favorite memories of my kids growing up revolves around schools being cancelled for a snow day.
“Valentines For Seniors” Needs Your Help To Lift Spirits
We've discussed the effect that almost a year's worth of pandemic lockdowns has had on all of us in one way or another, from restaurants and other businesses to students and their parents. Our nation's senior citizens, in particular those who are in long-term care facilities, have had…
Chicago Is Named “Most Rat-Infested City” For 6th Straight Year
Chicago isn't in first place with other animals like Bears, Cubs, and Bulls, but when it comes to rats, Chicago is title-town once again. The Bulls grabbed six titles for Chicago at one time, but the rats may just keep on repeating.
Rockford’s BBB Warns Of Powerball, Mega Millions Scams
As I look at an email I just got from the Illinois Lottery, I see that tonight's Powerball drawing has about $730 million reasons for you to consider playing. As the Illinois Lottery's Jessica Perez explains, "This is the fourth largest Powerball prize in game history and the sixth hi…
State Senator Dave Syverson Weighs In On The Police Reform Bill
You've undoubtedly heard quite a bit in the news recently about the recently-passed, controversial legislation known as the "Police Reform Bill." And, while the bill has its supporters, law enforcement agencies from across the state are in heavy opposition to it.