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Large Snake Spotted at Rock Cut State Park
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Large Snake Spotted at Rock Cut State Park

The snake spotted slithering through the brush has yet to be identified. This is the kind of stuff that shows up in my nightmares.

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New Digital Perks For Rockford Pubic Library Card Holders

Rockford Public Libraries are now offering more than books and you don't even have to leave your home. This might be the best upgrade in years.

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Addison Russell's Wife Calls Out The Cubs Star For Cheating
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Addison Russell’s Wife Calls Out The Cubs Star For Cheating

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was put on blast for cheating last night.

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Old Settlers Days is Happening Next Week, and We Got a Preview this Morning

One of the biggest and coolest festivals that we're treated to in this area kicks off once again next Thursday, June 15th, in Rockton. It's called Old Settlers Days, or just "OSD," and this year promises to be their biggest year yet.

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger Visited with the WROK Morning Show Today

Congressman Adam Kinzinger checked in with us this morning for his monthly visit, and we got his take on the Comey testimony, North Korean missles, British elections, and the recent spate of terrorism in Europe.

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The 10 Best Rockford Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
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The 10 Best Rockford Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

This list from Trip Advisor is based on close to 1,500 online reviews of some of Rockford's most wonderful dining experiences. I added a few recommendations too.

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Rockford Residents Beware Of Nearby ATM Tampering

Security was recently compromised at an ATM machine not too far from Rockford.

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Illinois Man’s Explicit & Hateful Restaurant NSFW Rant Caught On Video

Three teen girls walking out of a suburban Chicago restaurant were verbally abused and harassed by another customer on Monday.

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It Turns Out That Illinois Doesn’t Have Budget Problems–We Have Catfish Problems

Put the budget and the other financial problems Illinois is having on the back burner! As Illinois taxpayers wait to see if lawmakers can craft a budget before session ends May 31, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill prohibiting restaurants from labeling a menu item as catfish unless it actually contains catfish. Seriously.

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Where Does Illinois Place on the List of America’s Safest States?

It might get to you sometimes. You know, reading over and over again in various spots about how dangerous Rockford is. About how dangerous Chicago is. How dangerous Bloomington, Peoria, and East St. Louis are. How could you not think that Illinois is danger-central? Well, maybe because there are lots of other states that could take that title before us.

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