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    Celebrate “Sweetest Day” in Rockford, Illinois

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    Passion Passport’s Autumn Adventure in Galena and Starved Rock

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The Paramount Theatre

It’s better in the ‘burbs When I was 16, a wise teacher forced the class to brave the cold, hop on the “el” and head to Chicago to experience La Bohème at the Lyric Opera House. The performance, the music, …


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Palace Pizzeria

Chicago sure has some great pizza, but it isn’t the only place in IL. to get delicious pie!     In the Southern tip of IL. the best place on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail is the Palace Pizzeria located in Cobden, …