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  • Securing Rental Properties -...

    A growing number of people are seeing the value in purchasing home security systems.People living in rental units across the nation enjoy particularly noticeable benefits when it comes to home security systems. Many renters are taking advantage of the opportunity to safeguard themselves along with their personal possessions. Some of the best plans for home security systems are... » Read More

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    Whether you’re looking to unwind after work or looking to go out and have some fun, Rockford Billiard Café is your ideal night out.  Fully stocked with pool tables and a full bar with snacks, darts and even pool lessons! » Read More

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    Whether fitness, defense or competition is your goal, No Joke MMA can help you with learning or perfecting your mixed martial arts skills.  » Read More

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    kp Counseling's mission is to increase your quality of life through the building of relationships and through health, healing and self-mastery of the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual facets of your life. » Read More

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    Whether you’re looking to create an oasis for relaxing or a place to socialize and have fun, Crimson Valley Landscaping will help you build a yard that fits your needs and budget. » Read More

  • Midwest Pest Control

    Ants, roaches and spiders, oh my!  If you’ve got pests or bugs bothering you and your family, call Midwest Pest Control today.  This family owned and operated business has been proudly serving Rockford and all of Northern Illinois since 1986. » Read More - Featured Columnists
  • 50 million men cheat!

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    True. According to, more than 50 million married men are cheaters and half of them will or have had multiple affairs. But, women aren't much better. Fifty-four percent of women admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they've had — and that's only the ones who admit it. » Read More

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    Itis easy to take for granted the many convenient pre-cooked food optionsavailable in the grocery store freezers and shelves. But, how many of theseoptions would be missing without the inventions of the following items: » Read More

  • DARIUS RUCKER with special guest  Thompson Square and Justin Moore

    DARIUS RUCKER with special...

    Country artist DARIUS RUCKER with special guests Thompson Square and Justin Moore will perform at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb on Saturday, November 5th at 7:30pm! Tickets are on sale NOW and are priced at $29.00 to $49.00. Tickets are available at the NIU Convocation Center box office,... » Read More

Find your place in Rockford, Illinois
There are not a lot of mid-sized cities that can claim they have as much to offer as a big city without the big city expense and hassle. If that...
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No Matter What Your Budget, Rockford Has Something For Your Family To Do
There is an abundance of great attractions in the Rockford, Illinois, area no matter who you are traveling with. There is so much to do whether...
Rockford Offers a Lot Of Family Fun Without Spending Lot Of Money
With the economy being what it is, people are traveling in different ways. Instead of fancy trips overseas, folks are exploring the United States...
Have Something to Tickle Everyones Taste Buds
It is really great to find a city that has all the things you want to do, but without the big city traffic, noise, hassle and price tag. Rockford...
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Living in a smaller city really has its benefits. Although Rockford is considered a mid-sized city, it is still small enough to provide a host of...
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Rockford, IL, is home to an incredible range of different diversions. You can enjoy outdoors fun, you soak up the sun at the lake, you can stroll...
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  • The State of Education in...

    When considering the state of education in the state of Illinois, we must first consider that out of a total public school enrollment of just over two million students, half are considered low income. But 128 thousand teachers in almost four thousand schools in 863 districts are working hard for a better educational future for the state. » Read More

  • Is a Degree in Instructional...

    If you are considering entering the Field of Instructional Design, then this article may help you in understanding some of the elements to this profession. Ultimately, this subject is intended for those individuals who are wondering if an Instructional Design degree is the right path.  We hope that it will serve you well in better understanding if this career path has a potential for... » Read More

  • New Definition of Leadership...

    The state of Illinois is always trying to draw business people to their communities.  The fact of the matter is that may not be taking steps in order to create homegrown, innovative business talent.  An online business management degree can help you launch the best new networking company out there.  You may even be able to create a new granite company because of the work that... » Read More

  • Conveyors are not just for...

    The use of conveyor systems is widespread across a range of industries due to the numerous benefits they provide.  Conveyor systems are a mainstay in industries where quick and fast handling of packaging and shipments is a must. » Read More

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  • 5 Reasons You Should Have an...

    An "Employee of the Month" celebration can be a fun way to acknowledge the hard work and successes of your employees. If you are not already trying corporate awards as method to unite and motivate your employees, it's time to consider it. » Read More

  • Safety at Our Borders

    The Department of Homeland Security has among its top mandates the duty to protect our national borders. That has proven a lot more difficult than building a fence. The Department's job is to secure the country's air, land, and sea borders. They must prevent illegal activity and, still, enable lawful trade and travel. Homeland Security targets three areas: » Read More

  • Discovering the Therapeutica...

    If you have found yourself waking up during the night with a terrible headache or a stiff neck (or both) or indeed find it difficult to even get to sleep in the first place, then it might be a good idea to think about investing in a therapeutica pillow. After you have had a blissful night’s sleep with one the likelihood is that you will find it incomprehensible to consider how you... » Read More

  • Listen To Your Body

    Pain treatment is one of the areas that we are always going to be focus on improving.  As much as we try to find ways to treat it though, we would never outright try and find something which would outright remove pain from our lives as it is a very necessary evil.  Pain is one of those things that we never get out of our way to experience, but that is actually the reason why we... » Read More

Experience the Beautiful Landscape and Gardens of Rockford

Rockford is a mid-sized city in northern Illinois and often called the Forest City because of its beautifully landscaped streets and lush foliage near the river. Downtown Rockford is centrally located on both banks of the Rock River, and is less than two hours from Chicago or Aurora, the two biggest cities in Illinois. Today, Rockford is called the City of Gardens as well because it claims 7,000 acres of tree-lined streets, a lush and green downtown area, a trail along the Rock River downtown, and colorful public gardens.

The city of Rockford, Illinois is a growing city that encourages new businesses to develop. This growth is a wonderful boost for Rockford jobs and travelers. Manufacturing is the biggest trade in the area, and the city offers jobs in high-tech areas now to bring in more growth and stability. Tourism of the areas gardens and other scenic places helps sustain the city, and there is some job growth in that area.

The growth of tourism in Rockford, IL, has led to thousands of hotels for people to choose from. The most popular area of the city is the downtown area, right along the river. This is a great area for walking around, shopping, dining and other popular attractions. Rockford hotels offer great proximity to the area acclaimed gardens. There are close to ten gardens for people to wander through, providing a peaceful morning or afternoon. In fact, Anderson Japanese Gardens has been called the best Japanese garden in North America.

While exploring the beautifully manicured gardens, you may get hungry and want to stop in one of many Rockford restaurants. There are a host of family restaurants to suite your needs on a vacation. Additionally, there are a great number of bars, pubs and nightlife attractions. The city offers live music, dancing, and brews its own beer. Although not a large metropolis, you can choose between many theater options as well as art galleries and special attractions.

The citys manageable size and interest in business growth makes it a great spot to move to as well as vacation in. Housing is affordable in the downtown area, or any number of the surrounding areas that make up metropolitan Rockford. Whatever your family budget, the city can offer you housing close to the city. If you would like to find a place to live outside the hustle and bustle, public transportation is widely available and has great rates.

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Rockford is a Sports Lovers Dream

I doubt that there is a single sport that you couldnt manage to find in Rockford, to be honest. Actually, my husband brought up hurling, which is a traditional Irish sport, and I cant seem to find that one available in Rockford. But the rest of them are, of that I am sure.Lets start with the most obvious one, since Rockford has a long history with baseball. The Rockford Peaches are no...

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Plenty of Music in Rockford

In addition to its rich athletic history, Rockford offers an astounding array of music and music venues. Music lovers of all types will find something to enjoy during their stay. Those that love to...

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Golfing in Rockford

Rockford has a long and illustrious sporting history. Anyone that has seen the movie A League of Their Own knows that baseball has always been a way of life here. Besides the Peaches, Rockfords...

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Illinois bishop visits tornado-ravaged community, prays with residents
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 14th, 2015 4:26PM
Cecilie Schwartz talks to Fr. Johnson Lopez, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Rochelle, Ill., and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, Ill., April...
Rockford Wins Three of Four in Busy Week 27
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 13th, 2015 2:14PM
In what was their busiest week of the AHL?season, the IceHogs picked up six of a possible eight points while clinching home ice advantage in the...
Tornado victims begin cleanup in Fairdale, Illinois
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 11th, 2015 11:21PM
Donations poured in Saturday after an EF-4 tornado hit a small community near Rockford, Illinois Thursday night.
Residents Allowed to Return to Tornado-Hit Town
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 11th, 2015 4:01PM
Residents of a small northern Illinois farming community that took a direct hit from a half-mile-wide tornado were allowed back into the area...
UPDATE: 2 women killed in Illinois tornadoes were neighbors, friends
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 11th, 2015 4:18AM
The two women killed by a devastating tornado system that barreled through northern Illinois shared a friendship, favors and, ultimately, a...
2 women killed in Illinois tornadoes were neighbors, friends
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 10th, 2015 6:01PM
The two women killed by a devastating tornado system that barreled through northern Illinois shared a friendship, favors and, ultimately, a...
Tornado kills 2 people, destroys homes in tiny Illinois town
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 10th, 2015 2:15PM
A second woman from a tiny Illinois farming community has died, Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed Friday, a day after tornadoes struck a six-county...
Illinois governor says 2nd person dead in tornadoes
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 10th, 2015 1:53PM
FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) ? Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner confirms a second person has died in the northern Illinois community of Fairdale after tornadoes...
Massive Tornado Slams US State of Illinois
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 10th, 2015 11:42AM
Officials in the north central U.S. state of Illinois said a supercell thunderstorm produced at least one massive tornado that touched down late...
Tornado kills 1 person, destroys homes in tiny Illinois town
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 10th, 2015 11:02AM
Crews searched for missing residents Friday morning after at least one tornado brought chaos to a tiny northern Illinois town, killing one person...
Latest on tornadoes: Twister may have had winds of 200 mph
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 10th, 2015 10:57AM
4:10 p.m. CDT Meteorologists from the National Weather Service have been surveying northern Illinois areas hit by tornadoes and say it looks like...
Washington Residents Hit By Twister Step Up To Help Fairdale Victims
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 10th, 2015 10:31AM
Residents of an Illinois community devastated by a tornado in November 2013 were coming together Friday to help the victims of Thursday?s deadly...
Videos: Large Tornado Tears Through Communities West of Chicago
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 10th, 2015 9:27AM
A large tornado tore through communities southeast of Rockford, Illinois, on Thursday evening, part of a larger outbreak of severe thunderstorms...
1 dead, homes destroyed in tiny Illinois town after tornado
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 10th, 2015 8:23AM
(AP Photo/Rockford Register Star, Max Gersh). A funnel cloud crosses south Perryville Road on Thursday, April 9, 2015, south of Interstate 39 in...
1 dead, homes destroyed in Illinois town after tornado
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 10th, 2015 6:32AM
A tornado hit the tiny northern Illinois town of Fairdale, killing one person, injuring seven and sweeping homes off their foundations as large...
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