Holidays

Move Over Ice Skating - Bumper Cars on Ice is Coming to Illinois
Just when you thought you'd done all the winter activities the midwest has to offer ... BAM. Bumper cars on ice.
This winter fun is the best of both worlds because you get to be on the ice, but you don't need any skating skills. Which, for a clumsy person like me, is a dream come true...
Chance The Rapper is Hosting a Turkey Giveaway in Chicago
In case you didn't know, Chance The Rapper is literally my most favorite musical artist/chicagoan/human EVER. He's my fav for a lot of reasons, but one of the main reasons is he is ALWAYS giving back to his community, aka Chicago!
Chance does amazing things for the city of Chicago year roun…
Rockford's 2020 Stroll on State Christmas Tree is Finally Here
Did you know that it's scientifically proven that decorating for the holidays early can boost your mood? Well, Rockford is totally down with that. The city just put their tree up! Well ... kind of.
The official 2020 Stroll on State Christmas tree has officially settled down in Downtown Rockford …
How You Can be a Part of The Stateline's Holiday Diaper Drive
The holiday's are here and while you're going down your check list of shopping, eating, and finding ways to stay warm, don't forget to give back this season. There's so many great local opportunities for the Stateline to come together and make sure our community is looked after..…
How to Host The Ultimate "Zoomsgiving" in Rockford Because #2020
2020, the year we celebrated everything over Zoom. So why would Thanksgiving be any different? Thanksgiving + Zoom = "Zoomsgiving".
So how can you have a successful virtual celebration? Well according to USAToday, there's five things you can do to make your Zoom holiday feel a …
Winn. County Salvation Army Gets Anonymous Silver Bar Donation
This year more than ever, we need to look out for each other. Whether that means holding the door a little longer for somebody to get inside, or gathering up stuff around your house to donate, it's incredibly important that we come together as a community during the holidays...
Celebrating Christmas Early Boosts Wellbeing? What 815 is Doing
Every single one of my social media timelines is FILLED with Christmas. From trees, to music, to present buying, I'm like wait ... what day is it? Even though it's early November, people are celebrating the holidays earlier than ever. And it turns out it could be good for our health...

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