I am a lifelong northern Illinois resident, I grew up in Schaumburg, attended and graduated from Northern Illinois University. My outdoor hobbies include, snowmobiling, motorcycling on my Harley, side-by-side (ATVing) riding up north in Wisconsin. My Indoor hobbies include music collecting, CDs and vinyl. I have one of the most awesome collections of music on vinyl ranging from classic county, oldies, classic rock, pop, hair bands and more. I love classic TV series. Shows like ‘Lost in Space’, ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ 'Seinfeld’ ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ always have a spot in my DVD player. I own every season of all of them. My two favorite movies of all time are 'Office Space' and 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High.'
Illinois’ Insane Candy Tax Will Make Your Head Spin
Did you know that if you purchase a Twix bar you pay a 1% sales tax in Illinois, but if buy a Snickers bar, you will pay an Illinois sales tax rate of 6.25% (8.25 % in Rockford).
Rockford Area Culver’s Suddenly Removes Pretzel Bites From Its Menu
Last year, Rockford and Stateline residents were shocked when Culver's suddenly stopped offering its fried chicken, now another Culver's fan favorite has suddenly disappeared.
Gas In Belvidere Is About To Get More Expensive
Belvidere's status as a the place to purchase the cheapest gas in the Stateline may soon go out the door.
Rockford Politician Introduces Legislation to Kick Chicago Out of Illinois
Chicago may get kicked out of Illinois, if a Rockford legislator gets his way.
Rockford Now Has a New Ginormous American Flag
As you travel one of Rockford's busiest roads, you will now notice a giant American Flag waving at you as you drive along the east side of town. However, is it a traffic distraction?
Long Time Stateline Politician Suddenly Resigns From His Springfield Duties
A long time Stateline politician has suddenly resigned.
Popular Illinois Bar Bans Make America Great Again Hats
'Make America Great Again' (MAGA) is longer allowed at a popular Illinois bar.
The Top 5 Best Attended County Fairs In Illinois
The Stateline can brag as four of the best attended Illinois county fairs are in here in Northern Illinois.
The Top 5 Weirdest Popular Baby Names in Illinois For 2018
The most popular baby names for 2018 have been released and some are just plain 'weird.'
Here are Top 10 Public Grade Schools in The Rockford Area
Parents, does your child attend one of the top ranked public grade schools in our area? Here are the 'best of the best' in the Rockford and Northern Illinois area.