Cut your own

Create a holiday family tradition at an area Christmas tree farm To some, Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a real tree. From corner lots to retail strips, there are plenty of places to buy a pre-cut tree. But there’s nothing…

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Quiz kids

Area’s best & brightest will be showcased on local TV Just how smart are Rockford’s best and brightest? Viewers of two Rockford TV stations will find out when “Stateline Quiz Bowl by Bergstrom,” a new half-hour local television series, debuts exclusively…

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Dartball For All Ages

Charlie Jeanblanc throws darts in a dartball pick-up game at the Miller Senior Citizens Center recently. Jeanblanc plays in both the Pekin and Greater Peoria Church Dartball leagues.   by Elise Zwicky   What do you get when you cross…

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Vests for K9s

Photo courtesy of the Normal Police Department   by Ryan Martin   Two members of the Normal Police Department will be receiving ballistic vests thanks to a nationwide Groupon event that has raised over $335,000. Those receiving the vest are…

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