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Punxsutawney Phil Makes Annual Forecast On Groundhog Day
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Flashback: Midwest Groundhogs Are Cranky When Awakened

In case you weren't paying attention yesterday morning, Thursday was Groundhog Day, the one day a year that we Americans come to our senses, stop paying attention to computers, forecasts, and maps, and let a sleepy, harassed rodent tell us how to dress for the next 6 weeks.

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Here’s How You Sit in a Wrigley Field Seat in Rockford

The short explanation is that you buy one and bring it home. Then, place it somewhere in a spot of honor in your home here in Rockford. Then, sit in it as often as you please. If you've got the spare cash it'll take to get yourself one, that is.

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Super Bowl Prop Bets Are More Interesting than the Game

In case you hadn't been paying attention (since the only Bears and/or Packers you'll see on Sunday are spectators), the Big Game, or Super Bowl 51 (LI) is happening this coming Sunday. If you don't really care at all about football, then take a look at some of the "prop bets" that can make it a lot more fun for the person who couldn't care less about Xs and Os.

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In Case You Missed It–Here are the Results of the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

Mother Nature did force a postponement of the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition at Sinnissippi Park, but she didn't force a cancellation, as teams got together (albeit a week later) and got to work last week making works of art out of blocks of snow. In case you couldn't attend, or were unaware how it turned out, let's take a look at who got the votes.

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Lake Geneva’s Abominable Snow Race is Worth the Drive This Weekend

A friend of mine who lives in Atlanta asks me these questions every winter (especially when we're getting blitzed with snow, ice, and/or subzero temperatures): "How do you people live like that? And, why do you live like that?"

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Everything You Wanted To Know About The Chocoholic Frolic

Amy Newell from The Arc has all the answers to any questions you might have had about this year's Chocoholic Frolic. 

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Orchids Will Be In Bloom This Weekend

You may not have seen sun for what seems like a month but orchids are actually in bloom this weekend.

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Here’s the Latest on Rockford’s Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

Every Friday morning on the WROK Morning Show, our friend Laura Gibbs-Green of the Rockford Park District joins at around 7:25 with a look at what the Park District has going on for you and your family to get out and see, do, and enjoy. This morning, the topic was snow sculpting.

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Score Yourself Some McDonald’s Special Sauce in Rockford Today

For those who don't think that dreams really do come true--you've obviously never dreamed of being handed a free bottle of McDonald's "Special Sauce." For those in Rockford who have dared to dream of having their own bottle of the stuff, today is your lucky day.

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Downtown Chicago To Be Overrun With Dog Statues This Summer

It's been eighteen (18!!) years since the city of Chicago rolled the dice and installed cow statues all over the city. That was a success so they're trying it again, but with dogs. 

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