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

Every Friday morning at around 7:25, we spend a few minutes with our good friend Laura Gibbs-Green of the Rockford Park District, as she fills us in on all the cool events and activities lined up for you and your family. This morning, we discussed the recently postponed Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition. In particular, what happens next.

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Rockford’s Top 10 Restaurants According to Trip Advisor

I read once that the surest way to provoke an argument is to open a discussion of politics or religion. There's no doubt that those topics can produce some serious disagreements, but I think an even quicker way to get an argument going is to produce a "best _____" list.

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Rockford Ranks Low Among ‘Recession Recovered’ Cities

If you've lived in Rockford long enough you've probably seen a list that has Rockford at or near the bottom. This is another one of those lists. 

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The Rock River Valley Blood Center Really Needs Your Help, Right Now

I got an email yesterday from my longtime friend, Jen Bowman, P.R. and Marketing Director for the Rock River Valley Blood Center. Jen got right to the point in that email by saying: "We need blood badly!! Do you have any time for me tomorrow morning?"

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2016 Was a Record-Setting Year for Rockford Crime Stoppers

Here at News/Talk 1440 WROK, we're proud to be long-time supporters of Rockford Crime Stoppers. Every Tuesday morning after the 8:30 news, our good friend, Crime Stoppers Coordinator Ken Decoster joins us to discuss crime in the Rockford area, along with all the things that Crime Stoppers does to encourage citizens to help in the fight against crime in Rockford and in the surrounding areas. In 2016, Rockford Crime Stoppers did a lot.

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Fred VanVleet Coming Back To Rockford For All-Star Party

Rockford's native son and NBA player Fred VanVleet is coming back to town to host a charity All-Star Game viewing party Feb. 19 at District Bar and Grill. 

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Rockford’s Streets Are Still Slippery This Morning

Just a quick reminder for those who haven't yet hit the streets to begin their day: it's slippery in spots, and will remain so for the remainder of the morning.

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Hey Rockford, You’ve Still Got This Week to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

A number of years ago, much to the dismay of our kids, Amy and I made the decision to switch from live Christmas trees to an artificial tree. We were tired of the needles and the mess that came along with a live tree, and since neither one of them ever lifted even a finger to help with clean-up and/or removal, we made the move and have never looked back. At the end of the season, our tree is dis-assembled, boxed, and returned to its home for 11 months out of the year--the attic.

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Take 2 Minutes and See What’s So Great About Rockford

Maybe you've got friends or family coming in from out-of-town for the holidays, and they don't know anything about our city of Rockford, Illinois. The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) just released a really cool video to introduce Rockford to newcomers, while reintroducing it to those who might be unaware of the cool things Rockford offers.

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Remembering Rockford’s “Santa Parachute Incident” at North Towne Mall

Depending on how long you've lived in the Rockford area, you've probably heard something about a tragic event involving Santa Claus parachuting into Rockford's North Towne Mall in the 1960s. Many believe that it's a Rockford "urban legend," but, as we learned this morning, it's all too true.

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