If you're in town visiting loved ones and need a place to stay, a local hotel is willing to help you out.
The Rockford Residence Inn by Marriott is offering free rooms to those visiting loved ones in nursing homes, treatment centers, or the hospital. The hotel's sales director says it's their way of giving back to the community.
So far five people have taken the Residence Inn up on the offer. You can call the hotel, located at 7542 Colosseum Drive, at 815-227-0013.