I am Mommy to two beautiful girls and three crazy dogs, so my house is full of love and lots of hair. My husband Spencer and I love spending time with our littles, but while they’re sleeping I craft and he plays handyman since we are consumed with remodeling our home DIY style. I am a proud Rockfordian since birth, so I am passionate about the people, happenings, and assets of this city. If you want to get on my good side, show me a puppy and give me lots of chocolate and Keith Urban.
One Word You Often Hear In Wisconsin, But Would Never Hear in Illinois
Have you ever heard someone from Wisconsin say "I need to get a drink from the bubbler" and thought, "What the heck is that?" Don't worry, you're not alone. Illinois and Wisconsin Are In a Complicated Relationship The state of Wisconsin tends to be the neighbor Illinois has the strongest love/hate relationship with. For example; ...
One of Illinois’ Favorite BBQ Joints Adds A New Local Treat to Raise More Money for St. Judee
One of Northern Illinois' favorite BBQ joints, Smokin' Coop BBQ Pit in Belvidere, is now serving another local favorite, Dairyhaus ice cream!
Five Illinois Resorts That Are Perfect For a Family Vacation
Looking for a place to take a family vacation this summer? Here are 5 great family-friendly resorts you need to check out in Illinois!
Chatty Cockatoo Creates A Big Surprise For One Illinois Police Department
Earlier this week Officers from the Rockton Police Department responded to a possible domestic disturbance call only to discover the problem wasn't caused by a human at all.
One Vacant Space at CherryVale Mall Will Soon Be Home to a New Mexican Restaurant
A new Mexican restaurant called El Vallarta Sports Bar & Grill is opening soon inside the former Granite City space in Cherry Valley, Illinois.
Can We Call BS? New Study Says Illinois is the 2nd Happiest State in the Nation
A new study has found that Illinois is one of the happiest states in the nation, and we can't help but wonder why.
Are You Brave Enough to Buy One of Wisconsin’s Most Haunted Places?
Wisconsin's infamous Summerwind Mansion may lay in ruins today, but it's still considered one of the most haunted places in the entire United States.
5 Illinois Town Names That No One Is Able to Pronounce Correctly
It doesn't matter if you've lived in Illinois all your life or just moved here, we're willing to bet you've butchered these town names a time or two (or one hundred).
A Vacant Store in Rockford is Finally Getting 2 New Tenants
The former Dick's Sporting Goods location in Rockford has sat vacant for over 2 years, but some familiar businesses are getting ready to take over the space soon.
One Illinois Man Is Really Trying to Succeed At Selling Fake Baseball Merchandise
One Illinois man is determined to get rich selling fake Chicago sports merchandise, but the cops keep busting him.