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Could This Russian Idea Be Rockford’s Next Big Winter Thing?

When you think about the things we here in Rockford enjoy during the winter months, there's one constant theme: Ice. Rockford is definitely an ice-skating town, having produced multiple champions to back up that claim. We're also a big hockey town, from the junior leagues all the way up to the Rockford IceHogs. I'm thinking that a new sport from Russia would be a perfect fit in the Forest City.

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Remove This from Your Car Because it’s Illegal in Illinois

This would be the first time I've heard about this law but nonetheless, I don't want to get ticketed for more when I get pulled over.

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Olson Beach Will be Closed This Summer
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Olson Beach Will be Closed This Summer

Rockford area swimmers will have one less swimming hole to enjoy when the weather warms up as Olson Beach in Loves Park will be closed for summer of 2017.

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Freeport Prom Tradition Makes National News
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Freeport Prom Tradition Makes National News

For over 90 years, Freeport's Aquin High School has set the bar for prom creativity.

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Dear Illinois & Wisconsin Theme Parks, Please Do This

Imagine a world free of long lines at theme parks and attractions. It's slowly becoming a reality.

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Follow Up: Rockford Area Police Make Arrests During Weekend Roadside Safety Checks

On Friday, as we were heading into St. Patrick's Day Weekend, I posted a piece here called "This Weekend, Saying No to a Breathalyzer Means Saying Yes to a Jail Visit." I pointed out that area law enforcement would be doing roadside safety checks to keep impaired drivers off the roads, and that refusing a breathalyzer test would land you in jail. It appears that not everyone listened.

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Today’s The Spring Equinox. Do You Know What That Means?

Today is the first day of Spring, also known as the Spring Equinox. There's been some confusion on what that means. 

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Beer Falls Off Truck in Joliet, Citizens Help Themselves, Toast Driver

It seems that about three times a year, we'll see a story about how the back doors of a money-laden armored car just "flew open" on a turnpike someplace, dumping cash all over the roadway, much to the delight of passers-by. Well, if you can't find free cash on the streets, you might as well have some beer.

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Chuck Berry Dead at Age 90

The legendary rock & roller died Saturday (March 18.)

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Popular Wisconsin Venue Says ‘No Concerts’ In 2017

Rockford music lovers often head up north to East Troy, WI for concerts throughout the summer, but that's about to change this year.

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