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.
Move Over George Jetson – Flying Taxis Coming to Illinois by 2025
If you dread dealing with the transportation headaches of getting to O'Hare International Airport, soon you'll be able to rise above it by taking an air taxi.
10 Cold Cases in Illinois That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine
These Illinois victims have gone identified for decades, do you have information that will help crack their case?
13 Urban Legends From Illinois That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine
Have you heard versions of these spooky Illinois urban legends before?
This Hidden Vault in Illinois May Hold the Answer to Many Mafia Secrets
The key to missing Mafia millions could be lying in a hidden vault located in the basement of Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse in Chicago, Illinois.
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.
One Big Thing You Shouldn’t Do To Your Car When It’s Below Zero in Illinois
Experts say that starting your car and letting it warm up before driving actually does more harm than good to your engine.
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.
Famous Illinois Inn Invites You to Come Fulfill Your Movie Dreams This Holiday Season
Cherry Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast in Woodstock, Illinois has hinted they may be featured in another movie, so they are throwing a special holiday party to celebrate!
Take a Walk Through Time in One of Illinois’ Grandest Mansions This Holiday Season
The Barnes Mansion was once the grandest home in Rockford, Illinois, and soon we'll be able to walk through its luxurious, historic, (and sometimes haunted), halls.
Keith Urban Makes One Illinois Boy’s Dreams Come True [WATCH]
A special boy from Illinois got the experience of a lifetime at Keith Urban's show in Peoria last Friday night.
Illinois Family Wins Halloween With Awesome ‘Stranger Things’ Light Show
When it comes to things I love doing most in life, decorating my home for holidays is always high on the list. I have a ridiculous amount of holiday storage totes, and if you don't feel like you're in the North Pole when you step into my home at Christmas I will not be happy...
Has One Illinois Restaurant Taken The Wacky Menu Thing A Little Too Far?
Foodies flock to Frontier in Chicago, Illinois to try its 'whole animal experience' featuring smoked alligator, goat, and more.