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.
Help Name Rockford’s Peregrine Falcon Chicks
The pair of Peregrine Falcons who've made a nest atop the Rockford Register Star's news tower will soon be welcoming 3 chicks into their brood. We need to help name them.
Dixon Residents Grateful To Officer Mark Dallas, Including Shooting Suspect’s Mother
It's been less than 24 hours and the community of Dixon is still reeling from the school shooting. However the residents, students and the shooting suspect's mother are all grateful to Officer Mark Dallas.
Cashiers Won’t Be Necessary At The New Amazon Store in Chicago
Amazon is planning to open one of their new stores in Chicago and the unique thing about it is that cashiers won't be necessary to check out purchases.
Illinois’ Lincoln Library May Have To Sell Artifacts To Pay Off Loan
The Abraham Lincoln Library Foundation in Springfield, IL may have to sell off artifacts belonging to our 16th president to pay off the loan.
Chipotle To Offer BOGO Deal To Cubs and Sox Fans Sunday
In honor of the Northsiders Vs. the Southsiders games this weekend, Chipolte is offering a special BOGO deal to all Cubs and Sox fans.
Chicago Restaurant Is The Best In World
Elite Travel released their list of the top 100 places to eat in the world and Chicago had not one but three restaurants land on it. One of those restaurants named made the top spot at #1.
Fallen Illinois Marine’s Family Fulfills His Wish
An Illinois family fulfilled their son, a fallen marine's, wish and are building a track at his former high school.
UPDATE: Missing Ridott Dog Found
UPDATE: Monster the missing chihuahua from Ridott was found and turned into the Freeport Animal Hospital late Friday afternoon.
Six Flags Great America Opens For The 2018 Season Saturday
It's finally here! Spring temperatures and the 2018 season opening for Six Flags Great America this Saturday!
A Popular Illinois State Park Can’t Handle All Their Visitors
One of Illinois' most popular state parks says it can't handle all of the visitors they get. Say what?