Years ago, my neighborhood had an ongoing "yard of the month" award, complete with a sign that declared your yard to be awesome, and, I think a gift card was thrown in as well. I wouldn't know for sure, because my yard never won.
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens will be seen in a whole new light this summer and fall, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to help out and be a part of this spectacular, new, garden-wide art installation.
By now, most of us are familiar with the story of the innocent motorist who was shot and critically wounded when he and his wife were caught in the crossfire during a gang-related shootout near Longwood and Rural earlier this month. What you might not know is that they really need some help.
Our longtime friend, Ken Decoster, joins the WROK Morning Show every Tuesday after the 8:30am news to share the latest from both the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office and Crimestoppers. One of our topics this morning was the results of the weekend's "saturation patrols" of high crime areas.
I see people posting "Throwback Thursday" photos and video all over social media every week, so I went looking through the archives and happened upon a really cool, well-produced look at life in Rockford at the mid-point of the last century.
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