I was born and raised in Illinois. I grew up in a small town south of Rockford. Yeah, I’m a true country kid. I’m the youngest of three girls. I can be pretty adventurous when I choose to be. The first time I ever rode a horse was in Mexico. I took a trail ride where I had to cross a very deep and rushing river in order to see a waterfall in a forest. I was the first in my family to move out of state for a job. I lived in Chattanooga, Tenn., for a year before returning home. I love to cook. I like reading anything from John Grisham. My favorite shows are "Grey’s Anatomy," "Scandal" and "Nashville." I am an animal lover, but right now all I have is a cat. One day I’d like to get another Siberian husky and a horse. I love dark chocolate and Coca-Cola. My favorite artists are Eric Church and Kenny Chesney.
Skip The Box Of Wine And Go For A Keg
Wine lovers for your next party, skip getting those boxes of wine and go straight for a keg.
There’s 12 Wisconsin Rivers You Must Tube This Summer
It's summer time and there's nothing better than spending a day floating with your friends. Here's 12 Wisconsin rivers you need to check out and put on your "must tube" this summer list.
Move Over Rockford Starbucks, There’s A New Chain In Town
Move over Rockford Starbuck's there's a new coffee chain in town.
Vote For Your Favorite Illinois Coin
Illinois is going all out to celebrate it's 200th birthday. Including an open vote for Illinois residents to pick their favorite commemorative coin to mark the occasion.
Illinois Is Home To The World’s Largest Gavel
When you think of Illinois what comes to mind? Chicago, the Cubs, Bears, Presidents Obama and Lincoln. quite possibly? Well now when Illinois is mentioned our state can be known as the for the home to the world's largest gavel.
Did You Know That There’s A Wizard Of Oz Park In Illinois?
Did you know that there's a Wizard of Oz park in Illinois?
It’s Happening! Black Hawk Statue Is Unwrapped
Oh my gosh! I can't believe it! It's finally happening! The Black Hawk statue, the Eternal Indian, is unwrapped!
The Best Donut Shop In Illinois Is Named
Travelocity searched our state high and low and they named the best donut shop in Illinois.
The Richest City In Illinois Is Not What You Think
This Illinois city was declared as the richest in our state. I'm pretty sure it's not the city you're thinking about either.
UPDATE: Sears Is Closing East State Street’s K-Mart
Update: Sears announces that it is closing Rockford's East State Street Kmart, among the other closures announced earlier this morning.