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Rockford May Experience a Mosquito-Heavy Summer

What happens when you combine a relatively mild winter with a very wet Spring, and rapidly rising warmer-than-normal conditions? If you shouted "clouds and clouds of nasty mosquitos," you've probably already stock up on Deep Woods Off.

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So, The Rockford Area Got Some Hail Yesterday, And Cameras Were Ready

Depending on where you live, or where you were yesterday evening, you got to experience 10-15 minutes of some rather intense hail. My on-air partner, Joe Dredge, and his sister got the complete "I hope my windshield doesn't shatter" treatment, complete with dents on the car.

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Hononegah Grad Wins Big Money on Daytime TV

A 2016 graduate of Hononegah High School got a pretty sweet surprise from Ellen Degeneres recently, but it's what happened after that really got my water works flowing.

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How to Tell if You Might Get Bumped From Your Next Plane Trip

I don't think many of us really gave a whole lot of thought to the airline practice of "bumping" until the videos of a battered and bleeding man being dragged off an airplane began being played around the clock on nearly every outlet on the planet.

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U-Haul Co. Discusses Debt Restructuring
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Moving Truck Prices Illustrate the High Demand to Leave Illinois

We've discussed the fact that Illinois is leading the Midwest in outbound migration before in this space (Here, here, and here), and we've covered the reasons, starting with high property taxes, that people are looking to get out. Now, taking a look at what a moving truck rental costs people who are leaving Illinois really drives the point home.

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Popular Restaurant Chain Looks Into Adding Delivery

There are times when you just don't feel like doing any cooking, so you nominate someone in the household to go out and grab dinner. But, what happens when that person doesn't want to go out either? A popular chain restaurant with a big presence in Rockford is looking to help you out.

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Everyone at the Radio Station and Most of America Wants Joe Dredge’s New Toy

My WROK Morning Show partner, Joe Dredge, is a self-confessed fidgeter. He has to be constantly tapping on something, clicking a pen, disassembling the aforementioned pen, twisting around a paperclip, bouncing a ball, etc. 

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Illinois is One of America’s Best Places to be a Cop

With National Police Week kicking off next week on the 14th, we want to salute all the men and women of law enforcement. We also want to congratulate those who've chosen to serve and protect here in Illinois--because, according to a new report, they picked the right state.

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Rockford Wedding Dancer Busts Moves (And His Ankles) To Bruno Mars
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Rockford Wedding Dancer Busts Moves (And His Ankles) To Bruno Mars

A guy at a Rockford wedding must've been partying too hard because he forgot how to dance.

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Horrifying Video Surfaces Of Illinois Deputy In Near Fatal Accident
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Illinois Deputy Injured, Dashcam Video Shows Terrifying Near-Death Auto Accident

A Kendall County Sheriff's Deputy's life flashed before her eyes in a scary accident that was all caught on video.

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