conventions

Katie Finlon / WNIJ

19,000 visitors are expected to swoop into the Rockford area, starting this weekend. Four major national conventions and events are underway.

Most of them are attending the annual convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses over the next three weekends at the BMO Harris Bank Center. But thousands of trappers also are expected at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds: It’s the 58th annual National Trappers Association convention, congregating in the region for the first time.

UPDATE: WNIJ's and NPR's coverage of the DNC's final night starts at 7pm. Listen and join the live online chat.

Coverage of the Democratic National Convention from Charlotte, North Carolina concludes tonight.