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It’s Pothole Season Once Again in Rockford

We've long had an incorrect adage in these parts about seasons: The only seasons we have in Rockford are winter and road construction. Not true. We actually have three of them if you include pothole season.

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Rockford’s Yard Waste Collection Will Soon Resume

As you can tell by the forecast, this might be a pretty good weekend to get started on getting your yard ready for spring. 

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CherryVale Mall Has a New Youth Policy

Over the last couple of years, we've seen many malls around the country changing their "Youth Policies," or to put it a different way, how welcoming they'll be to teens during certain hours.  CherryVale Mall is the latest to make a change.

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The Oldest Business In Loves Park Has Shut It’s Doors

After 87 years Blume's Garage is shutting down in Loves Park. 

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Dinosaurs Will Rule at Burpee This Weekend

Our friend Scott Williams, Burpee Museum of Natural History's resident dinosaur expert (actually, his title is Director of Science and Exhibits, but dinosaur expert just sounds cooler--and he is a dinosaur expert) stopped by the WROK studios this morning to talk "PaleoFest 2017."

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If You Feel You’re Paying a Lot in Illinois Property Taxes, You’re Right

As recent reports have shown, Illinois is leading the Midwest in outbound migration, or, in other words, people leaving the state. If you've lived here in Illinois for a while, you know there are lots of reasons given for people bolting the state. One of those reasons is high property taxes.

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Cubs Infielder Kawasaki Is In An ELECTRIC New Commercial

I honestly don't have very much to add to this commercial. Mostly because I don't speak Japanese. 

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Celebrate National Pig Day In Rockford

Here's your chance to celebrate National Pig Day in Rockford.

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Check Out BYG2RKFD (Bring Your Game to Rockford) From the RACVB

The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) just released another video in their series of outstandingly well done visual pieces that highlight all the great things that Rockford has to offer. As you might guess from the title, we're pretty high on sports around the Rockford area.

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Rockford Teenager Dies Suddenly From Flu Complications

13-year-old Lincoln Middle School student Madelyn Grobe passed away in her sleep on Friday, February 24 while at home battling the flu. Madelyn suffered from a rare disease called Addison's Disease, and that combined with battling the flu, was more than her body could handle. Madelyn's family is now dealing with the devastating and unexpected loss, but also trying to find a way to pay for Madelyn's funeral expenses, and they need this community's support.

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