The holidays can be extremely stressful for some.

Christmas magic gift box, happy family mother and baby

Christmas time can fill your heart with happiness and joy. Being with family and loved ones, watching your kids faces as they open presents on Christmas morning. But for every person that smiles and enjoys the holidays, there is a person that has a difficult time with Christmas.

Whether it's the loss of a loved one, or a childhood memory that makes the holidays difficult, there is help.

If the holidays are a tough time for you or anyone you know, there are people that will listen. Here are some contacts if you need a listening ear:

Crisis Helpline available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Helpline - (815) 636-5000

Infoline - (815) 636-5005

Toll-Free - 1-800-866-3733

Here is a video shot this morning by Jeremy Oster of Rockton of an icy Rock River. The floating ice, the build up powdery white snow, the complete calm and serenity of the Rock River is amazing. Thank you Jeremy.



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