I was born and raised in Illinois. I grew up in a small town south of Rockford. Yeah, I’m a true country kid. I’m the youngest of three girls. I can be pretty adventurous when I choose to be. The first time I ever rode a horse was in Mexico. I took a trail ride where I had to cross a very deep and rushing river in order to see a waterfall in a forest. I was the first in my family to move out of state for a job. I lived in Chattanooga, Tenn., for a year before returning home. I love to cook. I like reading anything from John Grisham. My favorite shows are "Grey’s Anatomy," "Scandal" and "Nashville." I am an animal lover, but right now all I have is a cat. One day I’d like to get another Siberian husky and a horse. I love dark chocolate and Coca-Cola. My favorite artists are Eric Church and Kenny Chesney.
UPDATE: Missing Ridott Dog Found
UPDATE: Monster the missing chihuahua from Ridott was found and turned into the Freeport Animal Hospital late Friday afternoon.
Rockford Bergner’s Customers Receive E-Mail Cancelling Their Rewards Credit Cards
After receiving the terrible news Wednesday that Bergner's would be closing it's doors here in Rockford and across the country. Customers are now hit with another punch to the gut in an e-mail. The company has canceled their rewards cards.
Illinois Senator Duckworth’s Proposal Made A Historical Change For Women
Although she may be on maternity leave Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth still had time to propose a rule change to the US Senate. Her proposal not only was accepted but it made a historical change for women in politics.
Illinois County Declared A Gun Owner Sanctuary
As the debate about guns and gun control rages on one Illinois county has declared themselves as a gun owners sanctuary.
Chicago’s Art Institute Makes History With Donations
Chicago's Art Institute is dreaming up big plans for the museum after making history this week upon receiving a couple of large donations to help fund them.
A Popular Illinois State Park Can’t Handle All Their Visitors
One of Illinois' most popular state parks says it can't handle all of the visitors they get. Say what?
Big Plans Are Coming For Chicago’s Riverwalk
Nice days walking around enjoying the views of Chicago are going to get even better, as big plans are coming for the Riverwalk along the river front.
Banquet Recalls Salisbury Steaks
A recall has been issued on Banquet's family sized Salisbury Steaks . You might to check that package in your freezer.
No Refusal DUI Policy Goes Into Effect Sunday in McHenry County
Police in McHenry County are cracking down on drivers under the Influence of alcohol. This Sunday,April 15th, the "No Refusal" DUI policy goes into effect.
Rockford Coffee Company’s T-shirts and Mugs Will Help A Local Veteran
Here's a bit a positive news for our city. A Rockford coffee roasting company's t-shirts and mugs will help in the purchasing of a car for a local veteran. Here's how you can help them do it.