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Grab Your Bike and Head Downtown Saturday for the River District 12

It looks like it's going to be a good weather weekend, so why not take advantage of Mother Nature's good mood and get to know Rockford's River District?

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Illinois State Rep Sums Up the Reason Things Aren’t Getting Fixed in Springfield

Even if you've actively avoided the latest news about our state's financial problems, you're no doubt aware that we've got a few pressing money problems in Illinois--problems that require a concerted effort to address and tackle. So, why isn't that being done?

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Be On the Lookout–Summer Time is Scamming Time

It's not that there's a single season that brings the scammers out, because really, they're trying to take your money, identification, and passwords all year long. It's just that summer offers scammers a few more opportunities than the other three seasons do.

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Illinoisans and the Rest of the Country Are Hitting the Road Over the 4th of July

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue. With 1.25 million more travels than last year, 2017 will be marked as the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend ever.

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If Bacon Makes Your World Go Round, You’ll Want to Head for Lombard

On the WROK Morning Show a couple of weeks ago, after reading about some competitive eater downing several pounds of bacon to win a contest, Joe Dredge asked me when I thought this whole "Life is Bacon-Bacon is Life" craze and obsession that we have in this country is going to finally cool off. Short answer: I don't see it happening anytime soon.

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You Can Take a Great Road Trip Without Leaving Illinois

Usually, when you think of a summer road trip, you're probably thinking about taking that trip out of Illinois. You may be thinking Wisconsin Dells, Lake of the Ozarks, Indiana Dunes, or maybe even farther-flung locales. A new study suggests that you consider keeping your next road trip within the boundaries of the Land of Lincoln.

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Chamber President Einar Forsman Joined Us to Talk About Rockford’s Women in Business

Once every month or so, Rockford Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Einar Forsman joins us to talk business in the Rockford area, along with letting us know about some of the cool events that the Chamber has coming up.

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Here’s the Perfect Father’s Day Gift for the Punctual Cubs Fan

You've got to hand it to the marketing department of the Chicago Cubs. As if selling individual ivy leaves from the outfield walls at $200 a piece, plus $15 for shipping weren't enough, now you can break the bank buying dad the ultimate in Cubs fan timepieces.

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Question of the Day: How Many Rockfords Are There in the United States?

The reason I ask is because I got a call the other day from an author who's promoting his latest book. He wondered if I had gotten a copy of the book that he had sent to me at the radio station here in Rockford. When I said that I hadn't, he told me it must have gone to the wrong Rockford.

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The Rockford Police Community Services Unit Can Help You Protect Your Home

Lately, it seems like everywhere you look you'll see an advertisement or pitch of some sort regarding home protection. You've got ADT, SimpliSafe, and a host of other monitored alarms systems, along with video surveillance systems, and do-it-yourself alarm kits. Price points can vary widely, but there's a very experienced local service that can help you protect your home and business--for free.

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