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Play tells story of Boone County explorer with an all-female cast

An upcoming play in Rockford will use an all-female cast to tell the story of John Wesley Powell, an explorer with ties to Boone County, Illinois.


The Beach Boys will pay a visit to Rockford next year. You can catch The Beach Boys on March 1, 2020 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center.



A proposed bill would require all CBD products sold in Illinois to meet testing requirements set by the state Department of Agriculture.


An Illinois lawmaker recently filed a bill calling for the reinstatement of the death sentence in the state. Illinois abolished the death penalty in 2011.


Police: 3-year-old boy shot in head on Chicago's south side


Some states honoring indigenous people instead of Columbus


A drier week with frosty nights and a temperature flip


Miss Carly's hosts its first fundraiser extravaganza


Secondhand Clothes Con celebrates plus-size fashion


Enjoying the fun of the season with Autumn at the Arboretum


Fall Didley Craft Show displays seasonal decorations


Indigenous Peoples' Day honors America's firsts



Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs comes to Rockford


Pickup truck crashes through garage roof in town of Beloit


Officer who shot naked man in Georgia found not guilty


Jaimie Cox Memorial Fund hosts second annual fundraising run and walk


Feed My Starving Children receives one millionth meal in Belvidere


Search for abducted 3-year-old Alabama girl expands to neighboring states


Pregnant mom says mall security tackled her following brawl incident


National Fossil Day brings historical fun to Rockford


Girl, 10, dies after being flung from N.J. festival ride


Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens


Texas officer who killed black woman in her own home should be fired, charged, family says


Siblings couldn’t find dying father when Mich. hospital listed him as ‘John Doe’


Ex-National Security Council official testifying to Congress


NY Times: Violent meme showing Trump shooting media, political opponents shown at Trump resort


Students claim Pa. high school allowed pro-life cupcakes but prevented LGBT club


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