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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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We Talked Details on Our Next Cubs Spring Training Trip This Morning

Since we had such a great time going out to Mesa, Arizona for Chicago Cubs spring training last March, we've got another trip planned for this coming March!

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Rauner sworn in as Illinois governor, says business as usual would be 'morally corrupt'
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Governor Rauner on the WROK Morning Show Talking Schools and Funding

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is none-too-pleased about the recent override of his veto, which has resulted in a major tax increase and some serious friction involving school funding. This morning, he joined us to spread the word about SB-1, and why he's dead set against it.

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14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren Talks Politics, Healthcare and More on WROK

This morning, Congressman Randy Hultgren joined us for our monthly get-together. Lots of things are going on in Washington besides the political intrigue, so we covered a variety of topics.

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Maine Attraction water ski show team performs at Number One Pond in Sanford
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Happy 50th Anniversary to the Ski Broncs!

In case you weren't already aware, one of the Rockford/Loves Park/Machesney Park area's greatest groups is turning 50 this year. Not a musical group, but a super-talented and dedicated group of water skiers who've been delighting audiences with free shows every summer.

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Singer and Hononegah Grad Danielle Juhre May be the Next Big Thing

23 year old Hononegah grad Danielle Juhre is on a roll. She's been singing to great acclaim for several years at lots of local events, now performing at this Friday's Rockford City Market, Saturday at Franchesco's, then it's on to a little get-together known as Milwaukee's Summerfest.

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Sister of Missing Loves Park Woman Asks For Community Help

You've probably seen the news stories, or the flyers, or the billboard at Riverside and Forest Hills. Emily Anderson, a 25 year old Loves Park woman, has been missing since Sunday, June 18th, and as you might imagine, her family is desperate for information on her.

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Chamber President Einar Forsman Joined Us to Talk About Rockford’s Women in Business

Once every month or so, Rockford Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Einar Forsman joins us to talk business in the Rockford area, along with letting us know about some of the cool events that the Chamber has coming up.

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