ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Writers and bloggers from across the country wrap up their tour of the Forest City during a farewell reception at Giovanni's Thursday night.
Blogger Deb Thompson from Michigan says she expects to have a new blog post about Rockford up by the end of next week.
Thompson and about 100 other travel writers toured the Stateline as part of the Travel Media Showcase. The trip gives writers plenty of material to share with their readers, which hopefully will lure more tourists to the area.
Rockford had to compete with other cities to host this event.