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  • Impressive concert halls can be found in Rockford, IL
    Find Great Shopping and Art in Rockford, IL
    So Rockford, IL is now firmly on your itinerary and you are wondering what to do to please everyone. The kids are already catered for with a wide variety of museum, but what about those in your party who want some culture?Well, that's easy,...
  • Midway Village Museum, Rockford, IL
    Midway Village Museum, Rockford, IL
    Who doesn't love history? You can find just that, in abundance, at the Midway Village Museum in Rockford, IL. This village has 26 structures and gardens in it, all spread over 148 acres. The village is representative of a rural community that...
  • Rockford, IL, the city for golf
    Golf in Rockford, IL
    Heading to Rockford, IL and love to golf? Then you are in luck because the city of Rockford, IL has been named the "best mid-sized golf city in the United States" by Golf Digest. Even better, green fees are as low as you hope your score...
  • Narcotic at Ye Olde Town Inn (03/08/14)
    Metal Madness at Ye Olde Town Inn
    As the great thaw of spring begins to descend on Chicago, the people begin to shake off the chains of winter and make every minute of the great outdoors. With more individuals venturing out, the more the underground metal scene benefits from...
  • Punxsutawney Phil in Woodstock, Illinois
    Groundhog Day: beyond Punxsutawney
    Groundhog DayIt’s official. Prognosticating rodent Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, setting off the prediction of six more weeks of winter. The event received attention with the 1993 movie, Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray and Andie...
  • Phillip Stanley Goodside
    1970s Murder and Haunting in Quincy, Illinois
    In 1979, Bob Brewer and his new bride moved into their first home at 1631 N. 24th in Quincy, Illinois. Initially, things were fine at their rental home, but it wasn’t long before they started to hear a basketball bouncing on the slab floor...
  • Rockford, IL: great place for sports tournaments
    Rockford, IL: great place for sports tournaments
    Heading for Rockford, IL and love sports? Then you are in luck. That's because Rockford, IL has been voted the best Midwest City for Sports Venues by Sports Illustrated Magazine.In fact, Rockford actually hosts amateur sports tournaments...
  • On prayer flags, ordinary heroes, and reminder of good intentions
    On prayer flags, ordinary heroes, and reminder of good intentions
    Like everyone, I face the New Year with the best of intentions; resolution list in hand, promise myself that this year I will lose those extra pounds, walk a mile every day. At this time of year, we each think about the past, hope for the future...
  • The history of Klehm, Rockford, IL
    History of Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Rockford, IL
    If you are heading for the beautiful Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, in Rockford, IL, then you might be interested to know some of the history of these beautiful trees and shrubs.Klehm actually owes its collection of mature trees and shrubs...
  • Rockford, IL, education, transportation and accommodations (Part 2)
    Rockford, IL, education, transportation and accommodations (Part 2)
    Continued from Part 1 TransportationAnd there's no problem about getting there, either. There are three airlines that service the Chicago Rockford International Airport and flights come in from such places as Cancun, Denver, Fort Myers, Las...
  • Rockford IL for education and transportation
    Rockford, IL, education, transportation and accommodations
    As a world traveler, you might be asked about moving to Rockford, IL.And that would not be a bad thing to do. Rockford, IL has more to offer than just a selection of beautiful gardens and special events.But what's it like in terms of Education...
  • McHenry County Holiday Housewalk Dec. 7 & 8
    McHenry County Holiday Housewalk Dec. 7 & 8
    Cut your tree, enjoy some country grub and hit the Marengo and Union, IL 22nd annual Holiday Housewalk this weekend.Browse arts, crafts and more by more than 50 artisans in 20 locations. It takes place Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10...
  • Rockford, IL, rocks for conventions and meetings
    Rockford, IL, rocks for conventions and meetings
    San Francisco world travelers are sometimes asked about the meeting space they encounter at hotels.And that's a good question when it comes to the available Rockford IL convention and meeting space. Because there is an abundance of it and you&...
  • Helpful hints when flying to Rockford, IL
    Helpful Hints in Rockford, IL
    If you are lucky enough to be from overseas and heading to Rockford, IL, be aware of some helpful hints. These will make sure your stay in Rockford, IL, will be pleaasant and flawless.Car RentalYou will find that, in general, the car rental fees...
  • Famous Rockfordians, part 2
    Famous Rockfordians, how many do YOU know? (part 2)
    So you may have recognized some of the famous Rockfordians in the last piece, but here are some more. Rockford, IL, which is well known for it's museums, its arts and the Rockford Peaches, is also famous for many other celebrities. See how...