Meet Shannon Zimmerman, aka, Lil Zim; Q98.5’s own crafting queen, animal lover, chocolate aficionado, and country music enthusiast who has been helping you start your day since 2010 and stands at a whopping 5 feet 2 inches tall. (hence the nickname). Off the mic, Shannon is a devoted mom to two daughters, three dogs, and a cat. She loves her hometown of Rockford, Illinois, raising awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and writing about and reading true-crime stories.
Wisconsin’s ‘G Spot Bar'; It’s Not As Hard to Find As You Think
The quirky name of this dive bar in Wisconsin might bring in more people than the drinks do.
Macy’s Announces Big Changes; Will Illinois Stores Be Closing?
After reporting declining sales in 2023, Macy's has announced some big changes ahead including closing stores and pivoting to a more 'luxurious" image.
Beware Of the Stink; It’s Skunk Mating Season in Illinois
It's skunk mating season in Illinois, so here are some easy tips for keeping skunks out of your yard.
Have You Noticed The Funny Things Happening With Fish At Illinois And Wisconsin Culver’s?
Something funny is going on with Walleye at Culver's restaurants all throughout Illinois and Wisconsin, and we are 100 percent here for it!
BEWARE! Red Flag Fire Warning Issued For Most of Illinois
Enjoy the unseasonably warm weather in Illinois today, but be cautious as a Red Flag Fire Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service.
Was This Week’s Massive Cell Outage In Illinois Caused By Solar Flares?
Experts are weighing in on the possibility that solar flares in the Earth's atmosphere could have caused the massive cell outage experienced nationwide on Thursday.
10 Movies That Illinois Residents Love to Hate
Illinois residents say these 10 movies are the ones that make them cry the most.
Did You Know One Wisconsin Tombstone Oozes Blood During a Full Moon?
Have you heard that Appleton, Wisconsin is home to a mysterious and slightly terrifying tombstone that many people claim oozes blood during a full moon?
5 Places Every Teen in Rockford, Illinois Hung Out at During Weekends in the 90s
If you were a teen living in Rockford, Illinois during the 1990s, get ready for an awesome blast from the past.
Old Building In Downtown Rockford To Be Revamped Into A New Illinois Brewery
Two Rockford, Illinois natives are on a mission to transform an old building on Madison St. into a new brewery.