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Famous Females of Rockford

Monday, February 22, 2016 2:49 PM by Guest Blogger

History and social studies have always been my favorite subjects in school. Rockford has and is producing so many accomplished, upstanding citizens. Look up any list of “famous people from Rockford, Illinois.” the list is so long with people from all different professional fields it will make your head spin. George Santayana is credited for the famous quote “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” However, in regards to these seven famous Rockford ladies, I would be honored to follow in their footsteps.

Murder at Tinker Swiss Cottage

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:01 AM by Elizabeth Miller

It was a cold and snowy night...when I was a witness to a murder at Tinker Swiss Cottage! Ok don't

Rockford: A Region of Doers!

Friday, January 2, 2015 1:00 PM by Andrea Cook

As we turn over a new year in the Rockford Region it seems fitting that we reminisce about the many

Illinois' Newest Museum

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:50 AM by Elizabeth Miller

Have you heard? Illinois has a new museum opening...and it's right here in Rockford! The Laurent

How to Make a Sock Monkey

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:37 AM by Elizabeth Miller

I mentioned in my last blog post about how I was going to make a sock monkey (read it here)...and

Rockford Goes Bananas

Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:08 AM by Elizabeth Miller

sock monkey blog

Everyone seems to have an item from their childhood they carry with them to their adult life. My

A Real. Original. Local Eatery

Friday, January 31, 2014 5:43 PM by Andrea Cook

A little known fact about me is that I love learning about anything history-related. I'm not a

Ghosts in Rockford?!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:09 AM by Elizabeth Miller

haunted bus tour 3

During our weekly podcast radio show last week, one of the guests was Kathi Kresol from Haunted

Showcasing Rockford

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 5:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

TMS tour 1Last week was a busy one here at the CVB! We helped host the 2013 Travel Media Showcase conference

Have You Been in the 1800s Lately?

Monday, August 12, 2013 3:57 PM by Chelsea Dolan

Sitting here at my desk, I'm trying to snap out of vacation mode. I was lucky enough to escape to