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- Pritzker seeks $1.1B in new revenueSPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker used his first budget speech Wednesday to ask for $1.1 billion in new revenue — including from recreational marijuana and sports wagering — to start the state on a path toward financial stability.In a roughly 40-minute speech, Pritzker made clear that he believes the ultimate ... read more
- AAF Northern Illinois to host 2019 ADDYsROCKFORD — The American Advertising Federation Northern Illinois will host Havana Nights, the 2019 ADDY Awards Show, from 6 to 9 p.m. March 1 at Prairie Street Brewing Co., 200 Prairie St.Local advertising firms will be recognized.Cost: $50; $25, students. For tickets: niadfed.org. ... read more
- Auburn students named finalists for National Merit ScholarshipROCKFORD — Four Auburn High School seniors have been named finalists for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship.Gifted Academy students Melis Dik, Gabriel Roethle, Ethan Strombeck and Lael Verace were named in September among about 15,000 semifinalists nationwide. They were named finalists Tuesday.The 2019 National Merit Scholarship winners ... read more
- Vintage Shop Hop set for March 1-2ROCKFORD — The sxith annual Vintage Shop Hop shopping event will be held March 1-2 at various locations in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.The self-guided day of shopping will feature more than 500 vintage shops, boutiques, barn sales and home décor stores in the area. Stores will offer specials and ... read more
- Sock Monkey Madness Festival set for March 2ROCKFORD — The Sock Monkey Madness Festival: Around the World will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road.The event will feature a make-a-monkey workshop, sock monkey repairs, performances and games and crafts from around the world. Food and beverages will be ... read more