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Take a Couple of Minutes to Get Hyped Up About the Cubs Going to the Playoffs

This morning on the WROK Morning Show, we were joined by our pal Mark Grote, who happens to be 1/3 of the best baseball broadcasting team on radio. Mark, along with the great Pat Hughes and former Cub & all-star Ron Coomer have brought you every single game this season on WROK--and they're ready for the playoffs. Are you?

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Illinois Lawmakers are Getting Serious About a Gas Tax Hike

As a native Illinoisan, I'm rarely surprised by the goings-on in Springfield. I mean, after the recent multi-billion dollar tax hike, coupled with dubious claims of balancing the budget that we know aren't true--how could the idea of the state reaching even further into our pockets come as a surprise? It doesn't. But, it's still making me angry.

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger Talks Las Vegas, Veterans, 1st Responders, and Taxes

16th District Representative Adam Kinzinger joined us today for his monthly visit on the WROK Morning Show for a rundown on the some of the issues of the day.

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Feeding America Receives $1,000,000 Grant From The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation
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Congressman Randy Hultgren Discusses Help for the Opioid Epidemic and More on WROK

14th District Representative Randy Hultgren visits with us on the WROK Morning Show once a month. This morning's topics included his thoughts on the devastation in the Caribbean, fighting back against the opioid epidemic that's been sweeping our nation, and a really cool program designed to shine the spotlight on students and their technical achievements.

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Sheriff Gary Caruana Discusses the Budget Controversy on WROK

There's been a lot of ink spilled and voices raised over the topic of budget cuts and their effect on the Winnebago County Sheriff's office. This morning, Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana joined us on the WROK Morning Show to give his thoughts.

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‘Picnic En Plein Air’ is Returning to Rockford’s River District

I know that it looks like a typographical error, but "Picnic En Plein Air" is the actual spelling of a really cool event to be held in the heart of Rockford's River District on Saturday, September 16th. So what is it?

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger Talks DACA, North Korea, and Hurricanes on WROK

Once a month, we visit with 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger. We cover current Washington happenings along with what's going on the district. This morning we wanted to get Congressman Kinzinger's thoughts on some very topical items.

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William J. Kelly, Candidate for Illinois Governor, Visits with the WROK Morning Show

With 8 Democrats having thrown their hats into the upcoming Illinois governor's race, the field is proving to be a crowded one. Add one more name to the mix, this time on the Republican side. William J. Kelly is hoping to knock off Bruce Rauner in the gubernatorial primary on March 20.

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WROK Listener Describes His Car Being Struck by Lightning–With Him In It

This morning, Joe Dredge and I were discussing the storms we all we through over the weekend, including the huge winds, rain, and the massive amount of lightning. We talked about trees being down, power lines being severed, etc., when a listener rang in with his up close and personal encounter with high voltage from the skies over the weekend.

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Play Some Golf to Benefit Veterans Dealing With PTSD and Help Dogs, Too

Friday on the WROK Morning Show, Joe Dredge and I spent some time discussing the upcoming Circle of Change Veterans Dog Program Golf Outing that takes place Saturday August 5th in Winnebago. I've gotta tell you golfers that this is something you'll want to get behind.

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