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Rockford Mayoral Candidate Brian Leggero Stops By the WROK Morning Show

Rockford's general election is Tuesday, April 4th, and early voting started at the Board of Elections office on March 17th, running through April 3rd. If you haven't been paying much attention to the candidates for the job of Rockford mayor, one of them stopped in this morning to let you know where he stands, and to ask for your vote.

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4 Reasons Why Golf in Rockford is Better Than Golf in Florida

As hardcore Rockford area golfers are no doubt aware, the area's golf courses are open and ready for action. Many golfers who just can't handle the long winter layoff from the links drop some serious cash every year on golf trips to Florida, which bills itself as a "Golfer's Mecca." Let me show you 4 quick examples of why Rockford golf beats the Sunshine State.

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$99 Flights To Europe Are Coming To O’Hare. Wow!

It looks like a trip to Europe from Chicago just got a lot cheaper with a new airline in town. 

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Durand, Pecatonica to Combine For Football Co-op

By Al Zipsie

The Durand-Pecatonica football co-op is now final.

"We have determined our mascot name and colors," said Durand Superintendent Kurt Alberstett...

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Looking For a High-Income Job? Being a Mayor Here in Illinois Pays Pretty Well

So, I'm sitting here in the office looking at an email from IllinoisPolicy about mayoral salaries here in Illinois, and I'm starting to think that perhaps I've made a vocational error. I'm learning that some of Illinois' mayors are among the highest-payed mayors in the entire world.

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One Of Rockford’s Best Burger Joints Unveiled Three New Burgers

The beginning of spring doesn't just mean robins and tulips. It also means that Rockford's best burger joint is opening up and putting new stuff on the menu. 

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Gummy Bear Plant Coming To Southern Wisconsin

The gummy bear supply in the area is about to become super fresh in a few years. 

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New Restaurant Coming To Machesney Town Center

A new restaurant is moving into the old Taco Bell building in Machesney Park.

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Rockford City Market Looking for Input for 2017 Season

The Rockford City Market will open for the 2017 season on May 19, and the market committee is currently hard at work planning the new season. Vendor applications are still being accepted, but what they really wan to know is what changes you would like to see at the market this year. 

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Illinois Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Legalize Marijuana

Keep in mind that it's just a bill and not a law yet but this could be the first step to the state figuring out how to make some money. 

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