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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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Rockford’s Discovery Center Named Among Best Children’s Museums in the Midwest

A high ranking for our own Discovery Center Museum should come as no surprise to any of us who live here, and/or who've enjoyed many happy hours there with our children.

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Take A Look Inside One Of Rockford’s Unique Homes

I remember driving past this house as a kid and being FASCINATED by it. Now I get to see what it looks like on the inside.

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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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Follow Up: Rockford Area Police Make Arrests During Weekend Roadside Safety Checks

On Friday, as we were heading into St. Patrick's Day Weekend, I posted a piece here called "This Weekend, Saying No to a Breathalyzer Means Saying Yes to a Jail Visit." I pointed out that area law enforcement would be doing roadside safety checks to keep impaired drivers off the roads, and that refusing a breathalyzer test would land you in jail. It appears that not everyone listened.

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Today’s The Spring Equinox. Do You Know What That Means?

Today is the first day of Spring, also known as the Spring Equinox. There's been some confusion on what that means. 

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This Weekend, Saying No to a Breathalyzer Means Saying Yes to a Jail Visit

Today is St. Patrick's Day. And, since St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, chances are many people will make this St. Patrick's Weekend. Since St. Patrick's Day/Weekend is second only to New Year's Eve as a drinking holiday, some will choose poorly and get behind the wheel after a lot of green beer.

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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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Take a Peaceful Look at Machesney Park at Night From Above

It's amazing how peaceful and calm a city looks from above.

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