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Wall-Breaking Ceremony for Vision Clinic Expansion at Center for Sight & Hearing

Rockford, ILL — Friday, February 1, 2019 at 12:00pm the Center for Sight & Hearing will host a Wall-Breaking Ceremony to celebrate the expansion of the Vision Clinic. Participants will have an opportunity to take part in fun wall-breaking photos with hard hats, sledge hammers, etc. Refreshments will be served. Why Expand? Over the past […]

Triple Crown Baseball Hits HOMERUN With Record Setting Ribbon Cutting Attendance

2 former professional baseball players are investing into the local community with a brand new baseball training facility in South Beloit. Joe & Robert Bennie, owners of Triple Crown Baseball, celebrated with a Grand Opening celebration on January 16th. The event featured a record setting 120+ attendees. We’ve never seen this kind of attendance at […]

Love YOUR Library

Love YOUR Library By Linda Blair North Suburban Library District Public Relations Love is in the air this February at North Suburban Library District (NSLD). NSLD will be celebrating National “Love Your Library” Month with a host of fun activities and special offers. Try NSLD’s digital services, attend a free program or catch up on […]

2019 Awards Gala Finalists Announced

Our 2019 Awards Gala is set for February 7th, and we now have our list of award finalists. This year’s Gala, brought in part by the generous help from our event sponsor, Blackhawk Bank, will be held at the gorgeous Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms. The semi-formal event will be a great night out for our […]

Syverson reappointed as Deputy Republican Leader

Springfield, ILL—State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) will continue his role as Senate Deputy Republican Leader, having recently been reappointed to this key leadership position by Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady. “As Illinois government undergoes another transition under new governance, I’m honored to continue to serve in this leadership position,” said Senator Syverson. “I am looking […]

Cornerstone Credit Union Announces 2019 Founders Scholarship Program

FREEPORT, IL – Cornerstone Credit Union is now accepting applications for their  2019 Founders Scholarship Program. Cornerstone will be awarding six (6) $1,000  Founders Scholarships, for a total of $6,000, to deserving high school seniors. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2019. Since the program’s inception in 1998, Cornerstone has awarded thousands of dollars […]

Savant Capital Management Recognized as a Top 10 RIA Firm in the Midwest

Savant Capital Management, an independent, nationally recognized, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, with an additional location in Freeport, has been ranked by InvestmentNews as one of the Top 10 Registered Investment Adviser firms in the Midwest, based on total assets under management (AUM). Savant earned the No. 6 spot with a total AUM of […]

Transform Rockford Volunteers Hand Deliver More Than 3,000 Children’s Books to Local Students Throughout the Region

Transform Rockford is pleased to announce it hand-delivered more than 3,000 children’s books to local students throughout the region this week, surpassing its original goal of 2,000 books. This was all part of the first annual community-wide holiday book drive which took place November 19 through December 7. Community members, businesses and local organizations rallied […]

Hometown Holiday Schedule of Events

The Stateline area is full of amazing holiday traditions, with the local tree farms, lighted parades, charity drives, and so much more...including the area's longest running Christmas celebration, Rockton Christmas Walk. The Roscoe Hometown Holiday adds to our community traditions in its 2nd year, and it looks like the event will be amazing. The event [...]

W@W Successful Clothing Drive

The Women @ Work Committee held a professional clothing drive to collect items for Rockford Rescue Mission’s Works! Program. This program helps those in their recovery program gain and refine the skills they need to enter into the workforce. Classes are also offered to the public including Microsoft programs, resume writing, interviewing skills and more. […]

Savant Capital Management Recognizes Current Employees

Savant Capital Management, an independent, nationally-recognized, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, is pleased to recognize Diane Peters for earning the Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™ (FPQP™) designation and Eamon Verdone for earning the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) designation. Senior Marketing Specialist Diane Peters earned the FPQP™ designation from the College for Financial Planning. The designation is an industry […]

SwedishAmerican Announces New Board Members, Names Officers

SwedishAmerican welcomes three new members to its board to serve a five-year term; Dr. Tiffanie Ferry, Anqunette Parham and Elizabeth Bolt (UW Health member). Officers of the board, who will serve a two-year term, include Bill Roop, chair; Rev. Ken Board, 1st vice chair; Jeff Kaney, 2nd vice chair; and Dan Ross, immediate past chair. […]