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Rockford Area Restaurants Offering Delivery or Carry Out!

Rockford Area Restaurants Offering Delivery or Carry Out!

Due to the COVID-19 virus and rulings from the Governor of Illinois, restaurants and bars cannot host a dine-in audience until, at least, the end of March. That hurts a lot of our local businesses and their employees. We are all left scrambling a bit right now.But, these wonderful places have put me
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published May 29, 2020

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Anderson Japanese Gardens is officially OPEN and Receives Community Foundation Grant to Become More Accessible

Anderson Japanese Gardens is officially OPEN and Receives Community Foundation Grant to Become More Accessible

As of today, May 29, Anderson Japanese Gardens (AJG) is reopen to the public. They’re keeping the health and safety of their guests and staff as their top priority.There will be reduced capacitiesPre-purchased tickets are REQUIRED. You can head over HERE to purchase your ticket. Keep in mind,
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published May 15, 2020

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A Virtual Shopping Spree You Don’t Want to Miss!

A Virtual Shopping Spree You Don’t Want to Miss!

Miracle Mile Rockford is great at hosting shopping events. They have different shopping crawls all throughout the year with fun themes and so many different businesses. They really like to engage the community and keep their participating businesses together.Tonight begins another Miracle Mile shopp
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Courtney Bauman

Courtney Bauman

Published May 11, 2020

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From Center Ice: 2019-2020 AHL Season Cancelled

From Center Ice: 2019-2020 AHL Season Cancelled

Here we are. We’re in the place we expected to be in but didn’t want. Without an official announcement, it could remain “tomorrow’s problem”. Now, tomorrow is today and everything sucks.The 2019-2020 American Hockey League season was officially cancelled this morning.“After a lengthy rev
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published May 7, 2020

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Combating boredom with Rockford Public Library!

Combating boredom with Rockford Public Library!

Boredom just got easier to combat! If you’re stuck at home and running out of things to do, not to fear – Rockford Public Library is here!RPL is officially open for curbside pickup so you never have to run out of things to read. Plus, they make things super simple! If you have a library card, al
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Courtney Bauman

Courtney Bauman

Published April 30, 2020

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From Center Ice: Quarantine With the IceHogs

From Center Ice: Quarantine With the IceHogs

Here we are. It’s the end of April, and the hockey season is still on hold. Just as the playoff race was heating up and things were getting very, VERY interesting . . . hockey was taken away from us. It’s for the best, but that doesn’t make it suck any less.Thankfully, the IceHogs have been ve
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published April 17, 2020

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815 Great Takeout to Dine In

815 Great Takeout to Dine In

Hey Rockford Jake here! No, no, no. Courtney is FINE. I've just been working behind the scenes with some pretty awesome Rockford people and wanted to tell you what we've been up to.Oh wait... there's a giant image at the top that's full of spoilers... Whelp, since the cat is out of the bag let's div
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Kathi Kresol

Kathi Kresol

Published April 16, 2020

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Rockford Tornado of 1928

Rockford Tornado of 1928

Rockford has always had a rich history of coming together to help in the times of our greatest need. I wanted to share one of the stories that I have researched from our city’s past to remind us all of that. I am always impressed with this city and what we can accomplish-together.Even no
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published April 15, 2020

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Podcast Ep. 38 - Quarantine & Pain

Podcast Ep. 38 - Quarantine & Pain

This week, we are still quarantined. We have both managed to injure ourselves in ridiculous ways. Things are going swimmingly. Check it out to catch up with us!Hit play and come hang out with us. Coffee drinking is suggested.Follow us on social mediaInstagram: @TheRockfordBuzzFacebook: https://www.f
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published April 9, 2020

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Winnebago County CASA - Advocating For Kids In Need!

Winnebago County CASA - Advocating For Kids In Need!

Winnebago County CASA (Court-appointed Special Advocates) has been serving Winnebago County for 33 years. Their volunteers take their time to visit children involved in the court system to build relationships and make sure they're advocated for. These volunteers want to make sure the children are ca
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published April 8, 2020

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CALLING ALL SOCIAL (DISTANCE) BUTTERFLIES!

CALLING ALL SOCIAL (DISTANCE) BUTTERFLIES!

Transform Rockford To Host Virtual “Happy” Hour to Promote Unity in the RegionIn recent news, popular DJ “DNice” made headlines hosting a listening party on Instagram via his private residence. His act of kindness engaged over 150K worldwide listeners which included the likes of many A-list
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published April 8, 2020

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RPD Recess – Enjoying Recess Right At Home!

RPD Recess – Enjoying Recess Right At Home!

With schools not being in session and kids being stuck at home, they are missing out on a crucial part of their day – RECESS! This is where our amazing Rockford Park District steps in and provides recess for kids while they’re at home!The hub for RPD Recess can be found here at this link!They’
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published April 7, 2020

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Podcast Ep. 37 - Quarantine & New Hobbies

Podcast Ep. 37 - Quarantine & New Hobbies

We are clearly still in quarantine, but we are taking on new hobbies in order to get us through! We also take some time to catch up and talk about how the good ole Quarantine 2020 is going.Hit play and come hang out with us. Coffee drinking is suggested.Follow us on social mediaInstagram: @TheRockfo
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published April 3, 2020

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Healthy Food CAN Be Delicious Food

Healthy Food CAN Be Delicious Food

With everything else going on, why worry about your meals too? The Macro Kitchen is a healthy meal prep service right here in Rockford. They do the shopping, the prepping, the cooking, and deliver it right to your front door. Not only that - their meals are HEALTHY and delicious. Check out their bac
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Rockford IceHogs

Rockford IceHogs

Published April 3, 2020

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Forward Garrett Mitchell Answers Your Questions On Facebook Live

Forward Garrett Mitchell Answers Your Questions On Facebook Live

#ICYMI, forward Garrett Mitchell answered YOUR questions in a Q&A on Facebook Live a few days ago. Check it out!https://icehogs.com/news/forward-garrett-mitchell-to-join-facebook-live-for-fan-q-a-on-tuesday
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Rockford IceHogs

Rockford IceHogs

Published April 2, 2020

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#IceHogsRewind: Hogs And Wolves Collide On Hockey Fights Cancer Night On Friday!

#IceHogsRewind: Hogs And Wolves Collide On Hockey Fights Cancer Night On Friday!

We drop the gloves vs. cancer and the Chicago Wolves tomorrow night on #IceHogsRewind! Puck drops at 7 PM on Facebook Live!https://icehogs.com/news/icehogsrewind-hogs-host-iowa-tonight-at-7
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published April 1, 2020

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Podcast Episode 36 - Ask Us Anything Pt. 4!

Podcast Episode 36 - Ask Us Anything Pt. 4!

Do you remember life before social-distancing and self-isolation? I might not either if there wasn’t audio and video evidence. That’s when this was recorded. We have reached the 4th and FINAL episode of our Ask Us Anything series! Thank you all so much again for sending in your questions and int
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published April 1, 2020

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Rockford Region Celebrates Census Day April 1

Rockford Region Celebrates Census Day April 1

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 marks the official Census day, and area organizations are encouraging everyone to complete their Census survey online or by phone. Over 34% have completed the survey in the United States, 37.6% in IL, and 42.5% in Winnebago County. Other county response rates in the region i
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 31, 2020

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ILMS - Tutoring & More for All Ages

ILMS - Tutoring & More for All Ages

ILMS: Institute of Languages, Mathematics, and Sciences is a new tutorting service in town for people of ALL ages. Their services don't cover only school learning - they have resources for filling out job applications and how to handle job interviews as well as so much more!Through this stay-at-home
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City of Rockford

City of Rockford

Published March 26, 2020

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Loan Program to Help Small Business Owners

Loan Program to Help Small Business Owners

Joined by members of the local banking industry, Mayor McNamara announced the creation of the COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Loan Fund. The loan fund, established by the Northern Illinois Community Development Corporation and managed by the Rockford Local Development Corporation, is funded by the
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