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Rockford Area Crime Stoppers Wanted Fugitives 10-04-17

The following people are wanted fugitives. If you have any information about any of them, call Rockford Crime Stoppers at 888-769-STOP(7867).

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Illinois Lawmakers are Getting Serious About a Gas Tax Hike

As a native Illinoisan, I'm rarely surprised by the goings-on in Springfield. I mean, after the recent multi-billion dollar tax hike, coupled with dubious claims of balancing the budget that we know aren't true--how could the idea of the state reaching even further into our pockets come as a surprise? It doesn't. But, it's still making me angry.

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger Talks Las Vegas, Veterans, 1st Responders, and Taxes

16th District Representative Adam Kinzinger joined us today for his monthly visit on the WROK Morning Show for a rundown on the some of the issues of the day.

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Rockford City Council Approves Purchase of ‘ShotSpotter’ for Police

With the images of gun violence, panic, injury, and death at the forefront of everyone's mind yesterday, the Rockford City Council has approved the purchase of the ShotSpotter Flex, a gunfire detection and location analyzer system.

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The 4 Most Infamous Rockford Murders

Here's a quick look back at Rockford's most infamous murders.

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Three Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss This Year’s Firefighter Bra Auction

There are plenty of reasons why you should get your tickets to the 97ZOK Bra Auction and Pink Party this year. But there are three reasons that are the most important.

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Watch a Man Dressed As a Coke Bottle Rob a Restaurant

Police sure are thirsty to find this guy.

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Illinois Department of Transportation is Looking for Seasonal Help to Clear Snow and Ice

If plowing, shoveling, and scraping off your own property during a winter snowstorm is not enough for you, and you'd love nothing more than plow, shovel, and scrape your way through Northern Illinois this winter--get in touch with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). They're looking for help.

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The 1st Issue of Playboy Magazine Was Printed in Rochelle

By now, I'm sure that you've heard that Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner passed away at the age of 91 on Wednesday of this week. There are plenty of things online today that will fill you in on his background and exploits, but not many that mention where the first 5 issues of Playboy were printed starting in 1953. That would be Rochelle, Illinois.

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Northern Illinois Just Set Some Heat Records–But Cooler Temps Are Coming

After the relatively cool summer we in the Rockford area just experienced, it seems somewhat odd that September would bring along with it a record-breaking heatwave. But it did, and we've got the numbers to prove it.

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