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There’s Something In Rockford’s Water and It’s Not Good

The contents of Rockford's water isn't as great as Carrie Underwood singing "oh, there must've been something in the water." Truth be told, Rockford water is much worse.

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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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It’s Bug Season Again, So Let’s Look at Illinois’ Most Poisonous Creepy-Crawlies

On the WROK Morning Show, Joe Dredge and I have different takes on creepy-crawlies. Joe will scream and run at the sight of literally any snake, and I am no particular fan of up-close-and-personal encounters of the spider kind. Since I'm the dad around my house, I have to man up and deal with them anyway, though.

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Aurora Emergency Crew Rescues Woman and Dog from Icy Pond

When the family dog went chasing after some ducks on a half-frozen pond, the dog ended up falling through the ice. When the dog's owner tried to rescue Bailey the golden labrador, the situation got a whole lot worse.

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Let’s Be Careful With Those Deep Fried Turkeys, Rockford

For all of you who claim that no method of cooking a turkey even comes close to being as good as a deep-fried turkey, well, you'll get no argument from me. For me though, as Inspector Harry Callahan once observed, "a man's got to know his limitations." Risking incineration of my house for a delicious plate of turkey is beyond that limit.

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Illinois is One of the Best States for Teen Drivers

I'm not generally a nervous person. I wouldn't go so far as to call myself unflappable (there have been moments in my life when I've been highly flappable, to be honest), but I'm lucky enough not to suffer with much anxiety...although when my 16 year old got his driver's license, I was definitely biting my nails and cutting back on caffeine.

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Kayak Fisherman vs. Shark–Place Your Bets

It's a shark-filled summer so far. Attacks in North Carolina (7 at last count), paddleboarders being harassed by great whites in California, and now, Captain Ben Chancey, off the coast of Stuart, Florida, doing battle from his kayak...

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British Army Parachutist Saves Teammate From Death

The British Army Parachute Regiment has an outstanding show team called "The Red Devils" that's quite famous and very well regarded.

Today, they're even more famous and even better regarded because of an incident at a recent airshow...

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Death-Defying Cat Takes a Wild Ride

As a cat owner, I'm well aware that a cat can find itself in some of the strangest places and positions, but the place and position of this particular cat had my palms sweating...

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Protect Yourself from a Drugged Drink

On The Riley & Scot Show, we often preface stories about things a consumer should be worried about by saying that "We're the media, and it's our job to scare you." I...

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