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Rock Valley College is Helping Cub Fans with a Bucket List Item

Yesterday in this space, we were talking about bucket lists. In particular, bucket lists that are specific to Illinoisans ("Is This The Ultimate Bucket List for Illinoisans?"). Well, thanks to the good folks at Rock Valley College Community and Continuing Education, you've got a chance to cross off one of those bucket list items.

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Anderson Japanese Gardens Opens Their 2017 Season this Friday

Do a little Google-ing about the top places to visit in Illinois, and you'll see a familiar name pop up in list after list: Rockford's own Anderson Japanese Gardens.

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Area Law Enforcement Saturation Patrols Produce Results Over the Easter Weekend

Our longtime friend, Ken Decoster, joins the WROK Morning Show every Tuesday after the 8:30am news to share the latest from both the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office and Crimestoppers. One of our topics this morning was the results of the weekend's "saturation patrols" of high crime areas.

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The BBB Warns of Scams and Counterfeit Cubs and Blackhawks Tickets

If you're suspicious about an offer you've seen for great seats at a Cubs game or a Blackhawks playoff game, there's a good reason you should be. Scammers are looking to take your money--and leave you with a worthless counterfeit ticket.

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Shannon From Goodwill Talks About How to Get a New Job This Weekend

This morning on the WROK Morning Show, Shannon Halverson from Goodwill stopped by our studios to discuss the Community Job Fair going on tomorrow at Lou Bachrodt AutoMall.

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Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet The Author: Giada De Laurentiss "Feel Good Food"
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Alton Brown Probably Knows More About The Coronado Theater Than You

Food Network host and really cool guy Alton Brown is performing tonight at the Coronado and just tweeted out this awesome video of him fawning over the Coronado.

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Rock River Valley Blood Center Encourages You to Join Be The Match Marrow Registry

As you know, we're big fans and supporters of the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC). In addition to supplying area hospitals with much needed blood and blood products, the RRVBC would also like you to learn more about, and hopefully take part in, their "Be the Match Marrow Registry."

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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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A Sign of Spring: The Butterflies are Back at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens

When someone gets excited, they're said to have "butterflies in their stomach." However, starting this weekend at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, the excitement there means butterflies on your head.

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Nicholas Conservatory Invites You to Take a Whiff of Their Voodoo Lily–If You Dare

I love the smell of rotting meat in the morning; it smells like victory. Actually, I don't really care for that scent at any time, and it doesn't smell like victory, it smells like a Voodoo Lily, or "Corpse Flower." And, Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens has three of them waiting for you to come by and take a deep breath.

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