One of Rockford's most famous faces brought home a big award at this year's Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards.
Rick Nielsen won the Lincoln Best Picture Award for the Burpee Museum exhibit Rick's Picks: A Lifelong Affair with Guitars & Music. The interactive exhibit, which opened last year, features guitars and memorabilia from Nielsen's decades-long career with Cheap Trick.
The Lincoln Awards honored "behind the scenes stars" of Illinois tourism. Nielsen faced Gina Bellisario and Jeffrey Ebbeler, the authors and illustrators of The Twelve Days of Christmas in Illinois, and the Eagle in the category.
For more information on Rick's Picks, visit www.rickspickslive.com.
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