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One More Thing About Today’s Eclipse–You May Lose Phone Signal in Rural Areas

Not from being zapped by solar radiation, but from a bazillion people sharing their snaps.

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Travelers In The West Hit The Road Flocking To Destinations To Witness Monday's Eclipse In Totality
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A Couple of Last Minute Notes About Today’s Eclipse Viewing in Rockford

We're just hoping that Mother Nature doesn't screw it all up with clouds and rain.

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Flashback Friday: 30 Years Ago at the WROK/WZOK Rock River Raft Race

Back in the day, the full title was the WROK/WZOK Anything That Floats Rock River Raft Race. We pulled the plug after many great years of river adventures, but last year the race was revived by a different organization under a new name.

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Crowds Flock To Iowa State Fair For A Taste Of Agricultural Bounty
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Check Out Some of the Strange Foods of the Illinois State Fair

When you think of "Fair food," chances are you're thinking of something on a stick. Finding a way to serve up something on a skewer of some sort has become the trademark of fairs, whether we're talking county or state.

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Winnebago County Animal Services Needs Your Help to “Clear the Shelter”

I've long been a fan of dedicated men and women who run and staff Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS), and their latest offering/promotion is one of the many reasons why.

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“Hand of Fate” Wins Illinois Bicentennial Craft Beer Competition at the Illinois State Fair

Unless you pay attention to such things, you may be unaware that 2018 marks 200 years since Illinois became a state. If you were around in 1976 for our nation's bicentennial, then you know that there will be plenty of products clamoring to be the official _________ of Illinois' bicentennial.

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Rockford’s Discovery Center is Celebrating Eclipse Day With 2 Days of Events

Yesterday in this space, I told you that if you wanted the "full eclipse" experience you'd have to head for the southern part of Illinois. If you're not in the 70 mile wide swath called the "Path of Totality," you won't get the full experience, just a partial eclipse. However, If you want to maximize your partial eclipse viewing, grab your family and head for the Discovery Center Museum.

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If You Want to View the Full Solar Eclipse in Illinois–Better Head South

By now, I'm sure you've heard all the buzz about the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. For the 2017 eclipse, there is a strip of land about 70 miles wide or so (called the "path of totality") that stretches from central Oregon through South Carolina. In Illinois, that path is through the bottom fourth of the state.

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The Amount Visitors to Rockford Spent Last Year is Pretty Amazing

Our friend Andrea Mandala from the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) joins the WROK Morning Show every Friday to give you a rundown on all the cool things there are to see, do, and enjoy every weekend here in Rockford. It seems as though her message is resonating with a lot of people, which results in a lot of money and jobs for the Rockford area.

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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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