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  • Erhlander Home Museum Rockford, Ill.
    Erhlander Home Museum Rockford, Ill.
    Swedes played an important role in the founding of Rockford, Ill. How the first settlers ended up here is an interesting story. Originally planning to settle in the Chicago area, they were forced to continue on to the end of the rail line by a...
  • Dee and Dance Life Family
    Dance Life in Rockford
    Dance Life Family in RockfordDee (Deryl Thomas) is the creator and president of Dance Life: city of Rockford. Besides having happy feet, Dee has “poetic feet” as well! Professional dancer and poet, with a fantastic charisma and great...
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    Bring your mountain bike for a great trail ride near Grand Rapids
    The Grand Rapids area is becoming well known as a cycling destination. The road cycling is great with a variety of terrain to test even the most accomplished cyclist. And when it comes to trail riding the area is second to none. Thanks to support...
  • 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,...
  • Frank Lloyd Wright house opens for tours in Rockford, Illinois
    Frank Lloyd Wright house opens for tours in Rockford, Illinois
    The unique Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent House, the only house fabled architect Frank Lloyd Wright ever designed for a disabled person, opens to the public on 147th anniversary of Wright's birth, the weekend of June 7-8, 2014.The Laurent House...
  • Ken DeCoster
    Ken DeCoster begins new job as TV reporter Monday, June 2
    Longtime Rockford radio personality Ken DeCoster will officially make the transition to television when he joins the WREX-TV (NBC) news team Monday, June 2, The Rock River Times reports.A graduate of Marquette University, DeCoster worked in...
  • 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...
  • sock monkeys, Midway Village Museum gift shop, Rockford, Illinois
    Sock Monkey Madness in Rockford, Illinois
    It’s a history and toy-lover’s delight, and a time to monkey around. Sock Monkey Madness Festival will be celebrated at the Home of the Sock Monkey, Rockford, Illinois.It all happens between 11 am and 5 pm on March 1 and 2 at Midway...
  • 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...
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    Police: Man breaks into funeral home, steals candy
    A man in Rockford, Ill., faces a hefty prison sentence after being arrested for breaking into a funeral home and stealing pocketfuls of candy, City of Rockford Police officials announced Thursday, Jan. 2.The incident unfolded at approximately 6:41...
  • 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...
  • Dawon Keenan
    Rockford man charged with homicide, DUI in Dec. 15 crash
    A Rockford man has been charged with reckless homicide after the car he was driving struck a tree early Sunday morning, Dec. 15, killing his 30-year-old passenger.Police say Dawon C. Keenan, 24, was speeding in the 2600 block of Ridge Avenue when...