The Rockford Area is Seeing an Increase in Bat Bites
Maybe it's just that the bats that patrol my neighborhood each night are full from all the mosquitos and other bugs they're scooping up, or they're planning an early Fall sneak attack on me, but despite a fairly large amount of them being around, no one near me has been bitten yet. Other people around the Rockford area haven't been so lucky.
Visitor Spending in Rockford Sets a Record!
Visitors to Winnebago county have set a record. In particular, a spending record. How does a $340 million injection into the local economy sound? Thanks to a 6.3% increase over the year before, we have enjoyed the highest percentage increase in tourism of all the state's major metro areas...