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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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Rockford Area Visitor Spending Hits All-Time High

During 2016, visitor spending in Rockford and Winnebago County reached an all-time high of $353 million, directly creating/sustaining 2,888 jobs with $85.51 million in payroll.

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Illinois Spreads Holiday Cheer To Our Military

As you plan our who you'll be sending Christmas cards to, remember to include a card or two for our military. Just announced yesterday by Illinois First Lady, Diana Rauner, you can join our state in spreading holiday cheer to our service men and women.

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Congressman Randy Hultgren Talks Tax Cuts and More

14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren joins us once a month, either from the district or from Washington, to discuss some of the issues of the day. This morning, he joined us on the WROK Morning Show to talk tax cuts, health care for kids, and other things happening in the House.

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Chicago’s ‘Mystery Animal’ Turns Out to be Rare White Fox

People living in and around the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side have been calling in reports for weeks about what they thought was a stray dog, or maybe even a coyote. Turns out, it wasn't either of them.

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Obese Raccoon in Zion Rescued by Police

I know that in today's politically-correct climate that "fat-shaming" will get a person in trouble pretty quick, but c'mon, let's be honest. There are certain members of the animal kingdom here in Illinois that could stand to drop a couple of pounds. Masked bandits, I'm looking at you.

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Rockford Gas Prices Up More Than 20 Cents in a Week

No, it's not your imagination. If you've been feeling the pinch in your wallet at the gas pump, it's because gas prices here in the Rockford area have made a jump of more than 20 cents in the last week.

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Handwritten Gettysburg Address on Display this Month in Springfield

It's arguably the most famous speech in American history, and from November 13th through November 26th, you can check out one of 5 surviving copies of the Gettysburg Address (handwritten by Abraham Lincoln) at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

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Illinois’ Biggest Complaint When Traveling Our Interstate

Commuting isn't always our first choice when it comes to our jobs but sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do. When it comes to commuting and traveling our interstates, Illinois' has a big complaint.

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Beware of the Western Union ‘Free Money’ Scam

If you've recently received a text from Western Union telling you that you've got some money waiting for you (along with a link to click on to get the cash), you're more than likely a potential scam victim. Don't click the link.

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Let’s Smash Some Pumpkins at the Discovery Center

Sure, you could use a traditional method like a garbage can or yard waste bin to get rid of your Halloween pumpkins, but honestly--is that as much fun as using a trebuchet? The answer, of course, is NO. Even if you don't know what a trebuchet is.

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