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U.S. Synchronized Skating Championship is Coming to Rockford

Given the amount of incredibly accomplished skaters that Rockford has produced over the years, it's fair to say that Rockford is a skating town. Well, this skating town is about to get a treat.

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There’s Always Something To Do in Rockford–Here’s Trip Advisor’s Top Ten Things

As a long-time Rockfordian, I've often said that if I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone say "There's nothing to do in Rockford," I'd have a pile of money so high it would have snow on it, and Sherpas would be attempting to make it to the top. The problem with the common complaint of nothing going on in Rockford is: it's simply incorrect.

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Rockford’s Hospitals Are Restricting Visitors to Limit Spread of the Flu

If you're finding that you look quite a bit like the person in the picture, Rockford's hospitals would like to encourage you to stay away--until further notice.

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Trip Advisor’s 5 Best Local Rockford Places for “Cheap Eats”

Tuesday is a long way from Friday, especially if Friday happens to be your pay day. However, since most of us have gotten into the habit of eating every single day, you'd probably like to eat someplace where things are a bit less expensive, but still really good.

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Rockford Car Dealer Warns of Scam Calls

It seems like every time you turn around, a new warning has been issued about someone trying to scam you out of your hard-earned money. Here's another one.

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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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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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Rockford Area, Don’t Forget to Grab Some Free Pine Mulch Before It’s Gone

It may not seem like it, but sooner or later, we're going to reach Springtime, and it'll be time to get out in the yard. Lawn-fertilizing, flower-planting, mulch-spreading Springtime. And, thanks to Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB), if you act while supplies last, you won't have to pay for the mulch.

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Maybe Rockford Could “Swing It” Like Amsterdam Does

Maybe you read the name Amsterdam in the headline, along with the words swing it, and thought that this has got to be a piece on legalized marijuana. Nope. It's about a swing. A really, really high-up-in-the-air swing. A swing that I think might be pretty cool in downtown Rockford.

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