How time flies when you're having fun in Downtown Rockford. Stroll on State presented by Illinois Bank & Trust will celebrate its 5th anniversary on Saturday, November 25th, and the organizers have added even more cool things to one of Rockford's favorite events.
Back in the day, the full title was the WROK/WZOK Anything That Floats Rock River Raft Race. We pulled the plug after many great years of river adventures, but last year the race was revived by a different organization under a new name.
When you hear Jim Nantz say the words "A tradition unlike any other," you probably think of the Masters golf tournament. When you hear someone in Rockford say it, especially a member of Alpine Kiwanis, it can mean only one thing. Brat Days.
A few of us were sitting around the office wasting precious company time planning out the remainder of the week, when the topic of Christmas traditions came up. One staff member says it's not Christmas unless they line their driveway and sidewalk with their annual "lumineria," or, to put it more simply, lunch-bags with candles and sand in them. Others had different ones. Like, "Hide