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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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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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