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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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The Area’s Top Teachers Were Recognized With Their Golden Apples

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Nicholas Conservatory Invites You to Take a Whiff of Their Voodoo Lily–If You Dare

I love the smell of rotting meat in the morning; it smells like victory. Actually, I don't really care for that scent at any time, and it doesn't smell like victory, it smells like a Voodoo Lily, or "Corpse Flower." And, Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens has three of them waiting for you to come by and take a deep breath.

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CherryVale Mall Has a New Youth Policy

Over the last couple of years, we've seen many malls around the country changing their "Youth Policies," or to put it a different way, how welcoming they'll be to teens during certain hours.  CherryVale Mall is the latest to make a change.

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Dinosaurs Will Rule at Burpee This Weekend

Our friend Scott Williams, Burpee Museum of Natural History's resident dinosaur expert (actually, his title is Director of Science and Exhibits, but dinosaur expert just sounds cooler--and he is a dinosaur expert) stopped by the WROK studios this morning to talk "PaleoFest 2017."

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Check Out BYG2RKFD (Bring Your Game to Rockford) From the RACVB

The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) just released another video in their series of outstandingly well done visual pieces that highlight all the great things that Rockford has to offer. As you might guess from the title, we're pretty high on sports around the Rockford area.

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Rockford Police Are Trying to Reduce Serious Crashes

On Tuesday of this week, you may have noticed an increased Rockford Police presence in the areas of Charles Street from 9th Street to Parkside Drive and Broadway from 9th Street to Alpine Road. You may have even met the police up-close-and-personal.

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Up For Some Winter Golf? Head For Elliot Golf Course Through Friday

If you're one of the many who received new golf equipment of some sort for Christmas, you're probably jonesing for the chance to get out and test that stuff out. The Rockford Park District's Elliot Golf Course is ready and waiting for you right now.

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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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