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Could This Russian Idea Be Rockford’s Next Big Winter Thing?

When you think about the things we here in Rockford enjoy during the winter months, there's one constant theme: Ice. Rockford is definitely an ice-skating town, having produced multiple champions to back up that claim. We're also a big hockey town, from the junior leagues all the way up to the Rockford IceHogs. I'm thinking that a new sport from Russia would be a perfect fit in the Forest City.

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Follow Up: Rockford Area Police Make Arrests During Weekend Roadside Safety Checks

On Friday, as we were heading into St. Patrick's Day Weekend, I posted a piece here called "This Weekend, Saying No to a Breathalyzer Means Saying Yes to a Jail Visit." I pointed out that area law enforcement would be doing roadside safety checks to keep impaired drivers off the roads, and that refusing a breathalyzer test would land you in jail. It appears that not everyone listened.

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Today’s The Spring Equinox. Do You Know What That Means?

Today is the first day of Spring, also known as the Spring Equinox. There's been some confusion on what that means. 

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Beer Falls Off Truck in Joliet, Citizens Help Themselves, Toast Driver

It seems that about three times a year, we'll see a story about how the back doors of a money-laden armored car just "flew open" on a turnpike someplace, dumping cash all over the roadway, much to the delight of passers-by. Well, if you can't find free cash on the streets, you might as well have some beer.

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This Weekend, Saying No to a Breathalyzer Means Saying Yes to a Jail Visit

Today is St. Patrick's Day. And, since St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, chances are many people will make this St. Patrick's Weekend. Since St. Patrick's Day/Weekend is second only to New Year's Eve as a drinking holiday, some will choose poorly and get behind the wheel after a lot of green beer.

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Miranda Lambert Is Coming To Town

Andrea from GoRockford.com made her weekly visit to the show.

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CherryVale Mall’s Youth Policy Begins Today

Those under the age of 18, along with their parents and/or adult guardians, have had a couple of weeks to prepare, but in case it slipped your mind, CherryVale Mall's new rules regarding teens and adult supervision starts today.

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Chicago High School Student Suffers Hilariously Painful Gym Accident
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Chicago High School Student Suffers Hilariously Painful Gym Accident

After you watch the video you'll be glad you didn't have to do whatever this poor student was trying to do during gym class.

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Why is Wisconsin Attracting So Many People From Illinois?

Michael Lucci, director of jobs and growth at IllinoisPolicy.org joined us today on the WROK Morning Show, and he brought with him several startling facts about the state of our state. One big takeaway from our conversation is: Illinois is losing people.

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Country Singer Is Looking To Perform In A Random Illinois Living Room

The folk band King Cardinal is doing a "house tour" this June and needs a place to perform when they roll through Illinois. 

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