Christmas Day has lost many entertainers and celebrities that have passed away. Here are the top 10 that made headlines with their passing. Musicians, TV and movie stars, sports legend and a young pageant girl made the media's list of notables. Two of these entertainers made holiday...
Chicago native, Rochelle Young, whose daughter lives in Sycamore, Illinois, had always been good at doing voices as she read stories to her daughter and, later, her grandkids. “My friends always told me, ‘You should go into voiceover, because you’ve got all these voices,’”...
Northern Illinois University Theater and Dance majors open theater in nearby St. Chares. If you’re ever wondering what happened to the 2019 MFA Acting class at Northern Illinois University, you can find many of them, and a host of other School of Theatre and Dance alumni in...
With Harley-Davidson riders getting older, H-D felt it was time to embrace the future rider of its famed brand. Harley-Davidson will be introducing its new All-electric motorcycle. Like its future riders, it will be called 'LiveWire'. The LiveWire motorcycle features a high-voltage battery (or RESS;...
National Bacon Day is observed annually on December 30th. Everything is better with bacon. On December 30th each year, bacon lovers have a chance to celebrate one of nature’s favored gifts on Bacon Day! Everything is better with bacon.  Bacon is a very popular food in the United States and...
Volo Auto Museum offers a Senior discount on select days. Seniors 1/2 Thursdays will be available for the next few weeks.  During your visit to the Volo Auto Museum, you will see more than cars. You discover thousands of Mechanical Marvels from the first motorcycle to a...
Stage Coach Players announces auditions for its upcoming holiday production of It’s A Wonderful Life, a stage version of the classic story told on the big screen by Frank Capra. Directed by Tim Ball, auditions for this faithful adaptation by Doug Rand will be...
January 20th is National Cheese Lover’s Day. Whether brick or shredded don’t feel bleu, throw a feta or act capricious. This is a time to try something new in your quest for that perfect cheese. Maybe try a goat cheese as an appetizer on flavored crackers.
On this date in 1939, The Wizard of Oz became an official American Musical Fantasy featured film produced by MGM (Metro-Golden-Mayer). This cinema gem is widely considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, even competing with may successful films in 1939.  It is widely known as the best-known...
The 2020 Corvette Stingray has taken top honors as the Car of the Year. Other winners include the Kia Telluride which won Utility Vehicle of the Year and the Jeep Gladiator which was named Truck of the Year. These winners were rated by eligible vehicles on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction, and...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rick Nielsen appeared at the grand opening of a new Hard Rock Casino information center in downtown Rockford on Thursday afternoon. Cheap Trick guitarist Nielsen, along with his wife Karen, are partners with Hard Rock International, which hopes to open...
The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company’s latest laughter-inducing undertaking, IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME, THE SECOND CITY takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents,...