Meet Shannon Zimmerman, aka, Lil Zim; Q98.5’s own crafting queen, animal lover, chocolate aficionado, and country music enthusiast who has been helping you start your day since 2010 and stands at a whopping 5 feet 2 inches tall. (hence the nickname). Off the mic, Shannon is a devoted mom to two daughters, three dogs, and a cat. She loves her hometown of Rockford, Illinois, raising awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and writing about and reading true-crime stories.
Illinois Farming Family to Be Featured in New Super Bowl Ad
As you enjoy Super Bowl LVII next weekend, keep a close eye out for a commercial featuring one Illinois farming family.
The Oldest Surviving Bar in Chicago, Illinois Has a Rich and Shady History
The Green Door Tavern in Chicago, Illinois is one of the city's oldest and most popular bars with a hidden speakeasy in the basement.
How You Can Visit the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago for Free This Winter
2023 Illinois Resident Free Days will begin soon at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Here are the upcoming dates for January and February.
Illinois’ Cold Snap Forces Chicago Bears to Make Changes for This Saturday’s Game
If you have tickets for Saturday's Chicago Bears game (12/24) at Soldier Field, there are a few important changes you need to know before you go.
3 Important Things Every Illinois Homeowner Needs to Do Now To Prevent Frozen Pipes
With 25 to 35 below-zero windchills expected in Illinois over the next few days, here are some simple things you can do to prevent your pipes from freezing.
Illinois Newborn Desperately Needs a Bone Marrow Donor to Save Her Life
A Roscoe, Illinois family just received news that their 3-week-old daughter will not survive unless she receives a bone marrow transplant immediately.
Illinois Woman Finally Earns NIU Degree Over 7 Decades In the Making
90-year-old Joyce DeFauw of Geneseo, Illinois just became an NIU graduate after starting her college journey over 70 years ago.
Pet Parents Beware, This Illinois Dog Nearly Died From Digging in Dirt
One Illinois family is on a mission to educate other pet owners about the dangers of letting their dogs dig in the dirt.
Is Turning Your Car Around to Avoid a DUI Checkpoint Illegal in Illinois?
Here's one thing you probably shouldn't do the next time you come across a sobriety checkpoint on an Illinois road.
Preview One Illinois Man’s Mad Carving Skills On Food Network’s ‘Outrageous Pumpkins’
A Rockford, Illinois business owner will compete for a $25,000 grand prize on season 3 of 'Outrageous Pumpkins' on the Food Network.