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Greeting Card from Rockford, Illinois. ca. 1941, Rockford, Illinois, USA, Rockford, founded in 1834, is the third largest city in the state of Illinois. Population more than 85,000. Noted for its machine tool and furniture industries. Just a few miles sou
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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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Illinois Nurses Do, ‘Hokey Pokey’ For Adorable 3-Year-Old Patient

Nurses are so much more than medical assistants, they are always building spirits around the hospital, including this story out of Springfield.

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Is Rockford Ready For the Cement Mixer Challenge?

Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? It seems like yesterday, but the Ice Bucket Challenge began in the summer of 2014, and thousands of people took part. If you're ready for a new challenge, bring in the cement mixers.

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Lincoln Museum to Explore the Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry

Abraham Lincoln, a long-time Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals season-ticket holder, used to show up at both Wrigley Field and Busch Stadium Cubs-Cardinals games in disguise to avoid a violent reaction from either team's fans should the crowd think Lincoln was choosing one squad over the other. Deep down though, Honest Abe bled Cubbie blue.

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Illinois Proposes Overhauling Toll Roads
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The Illinois Tollway is Dumping Those Plastic Collection Buckets

Those large plastic buckets you've been dumping your tolls in for years appear to going the way of the dinosaurs, according to Illinois Tollway spokesperson Dan Rozek.

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Massive Blizzard Hits New England
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Remember When We Used to Get Snow in the Rockford Area?

I don't know what it's like around your house, but being married to a snow-worshipper has been kind of tough for me this winter. My wife Amy has not been pleased at all with our lack of something for her to shovel. "Is it ever going to snow agaaaaaaaaaaaaaain?" she whined/growled the other night.

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Cubs Broadcaster Mark Grote on WROK Previewing the 2017 Season

As you might already know, we're really fired up around here to be your 2017 broadcast home for the World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs. All 162 (and we're hoping for even more in the post-season) games can be heard right here on NewsTalk 1440, WROK.

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Powerball Lottery Reaches Third Highest Jackpot
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Tonight’s Powerball Jackpot Might be the 10th Largest in the Game’s History

If you're anything like me, and I know I am--you'd love to win the lottery. However, the problem with my desire to be a lottery winner is the fact that I never buy a ticket. Okay, maybe neverĀ is not quite right. I bought a Powerball ticket once, when the jackpot went over a billion dollars. Since you're reading this now, you've probably surmised that I didn't win. I guess I only play when we get into record-breaking territory.

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There’s A New Scam Targeting Married Men

CrimeStoppers made it's weekly visit to the station. This week Ken and Riley uncover a new scam in town that's targeting married men.

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People Who’ve Left Illinois Talk About the Things They Miss

I've only lived outside the state of Illinois for a grand total of about 6 months. In 1985, I went to work for a radio station in Columbus, Ohio, which was a great town to live in with one possible downside--when you left Columbus, you were in Ohio.

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