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What to Avoid During Rockford’s Current Heatwave

As I write this, Rockford's current temperature reading is only 84 degrees. However, before the day is out, we'll see temps over 90 degrees with a heat index that goes even higher. The next several days may bring even warmer temperatures--maybe even as high as 95.

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The Holbourne Musuem Unveils A New Bruce Munro Light Installation
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Rockford is Seeing the Light at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens

A while back, I told you that the Rockford Park District was looking for a big volunteer effort to put together what promised to be an astoundingly cool exhibit called "Bruce Munro-Light."

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It Was “A Miracle That No One Was Killed” in Marengo House Explosion

The fiery explosion Sunday morning that hurt two people and damaged more than 50 homes "could have been so much worse" according to fire officials and witnesses.

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Even if You’re Not Swedish, You’ll Love Midsommar 2017 This Weekend

It's that time of year again, when Rockford's Swedish Historical Society presents Midsommar, the traditional Swedish festival which is celebrated worldwide and welcomes the arrival of the summer solstice. This event is such a good time that even people with zero Swedish ancestry (assuming that's even possible in Rockford) flock to it every year.

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Epic Roscoe Pool Fail Turns Into New Kind of Sunday Funday
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Epic Roscoe Pool Fail Turns Into New Kind of Sunday Funday

Last Summer I looked forward to Sunday every weekend. We all go to my friend Kim's house to grill, eat, drink, tan, swim, and be silly. Yesterday was a bit different.

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Winnebago County Health Department Reminds You to Watch Out for These Guys

And by these guys, I mean ticks. Warmer weather is here and Winnebago County is already seeing an increased number in Lyme Disease cases over last year's numbers.

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‘The Amazing Race’ Finale Was at Wrigley Field, Because Everyone is a Cubs Fan Now

If it includes Wrigley Field, people are going to watch it, so, 'The Amazing Race,' included Wrigley in their finale.

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Old Settlers Days is Happening Next Week, and We Got a Preview this Morning

One of the biggest and coolest festivals that we're treated to in this area kicks off once again next Thursday, June 15th, in Rockton. It's called Old Settlers Days, or just "OSD," and this year promises to be their biggest year yet.

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger Visited with the WROK Morning Show Today

Congressman Adam Kinzinger checked in with us this morning for his monthly visit, and we got his take on the Comey testimony, North Korean missles, British elections, and the recent spate of terrorism in Europe.

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Illinois Man’s Explicit & Hateful Restaurant NSFW Rant Caught On Video

Three teen girls walking out of a suburban Chicago restaurant were verbally abused and harassed by another customer on Monday.

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