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We Complained About the Cold, Now We’re Tweeting About the Heat

People who've lived around this area for a while know that most winters are lengthy, dreary, mostly snowfall-free (lately), and really, really cold. That's just the way it is, and we deal with it. Sure, there's some complaining, but we mostly just soldier on, confident in the knowledge that we'll have a nice two-day Spring, then head into the blast furnace.

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Illinois is a Pretty Good State to Live in if You’re a Working Dad

Gee, I'd almost forgotten that this is the week leading up to Father's Day. I'm always hip to the fact that Mother's Day is on the horizon, but for whatever reason--probably because as the dad in my house I'm not expected to contribute to Father's Day planning--the celebration of fatherhood often slips my mind until I'm buried in cards and neckties.

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Rare Dinosaur Sighting In Rockford, Or Not?

A woman in Rockford spotted a dinosaur near downtown Rockford, but it wasn't Jane the T-Rex at Burpee Museum. In fact, this creature was actually riding a bike.

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The 5 Rockford Area Businesses I Can't Live Without
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The 5 Rockford Area Businesses I Can’t Live Without

Imagine walking up to a business you love and finding the windows boarded up and they would never be open again. How distraught would you be?

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Rep. Steve Scalise Shot in Virginia Park, Others Also Hit

Rep. Steve Scalise was shot Wednesday morning during a practice for a congressional baseball practice at a field in Alexandria, Va.

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West Nile Virus Discovered in Roscoe
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West Nile Virus Discovered in Winnebago County

If there was ever a time to stress the importance of using mosquito repellent, now is the time. West Nile Virus has been discovered in Roscoe.

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Danica Patrick Confronts Booing Fans

Danica Patrick was not happy with the boo-birds at her last NASCAR event. 

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What to Avoid During Rockford’s Current Heatwave

As I write this, Rockford's current temperature reading is only 84 degrees. However, before the day is out, we'll see temps over 90 degrees with a heat index that goes even higher. The next several days may bring even warmer temperatures--maybe even as high as 95.

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Rockford is Seeing the Light at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens

A while back, I told you that the Rockford Park District was looking for a big volunteer effort to put together what promised to be an astoundingly cool exhibit called "Bruce Munro-Light."

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Magic Waters Offering Discount Through June

With the summer heat in full effect there is no better place to stay cool than Magic Waters. The deal they're running won't burn a hole in your pocket, either.

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