On the Waterfront

5:15 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Rockford Tourism Spending Down, Number of Visitors Up in 2013

Alexander Liberman's "Symbol," along the Rock River in Rockford.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Visitors to Winnebago County spent more than $319 million dollars last year at hotels, restaurants and other local businesses. According to a news release from the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, that's down slightly from 2012.

Tourism officials say there were 6.7 million visitors in the region during 2013, up slightly from the year before.

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4:46 am
Mon December 17, 2012

The End of "On the Waterfront"

Credit On the Waterfront

Rockford's On the Waterfront is no more. The Rockford Register-Star reports the 29-year-old festival is $344,000 in debt. The newspaper says organizers this week will begin notifying hundreds of sponsors, volunteers and nonprofit groups of the cancellation.

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