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‘Picnic En Plein Air’ is Returning to Rockford’s River District

I know that it looks like a typographical error, but "Picnic En Plein Air" is the actual spelling of a really cool event to be held in the heart of Rockford's River District on Saturday, September 16th. So what is it?

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House Republican Leadership Addresses The Media After Party Conference Meeting
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Congressman Adam Kinzinger Talks DACA, North Korea, and Hurricanes on WROK

Once a month, we visit with 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger. We cover current Washington happenings along with what's going on the district. This morning we wanted to get Congressman Kinzinger's thoughts on some very topical items.

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In Illinois Each Vehicle Will Need Its Own I-PASS Or Tolls Double

If you drive on Illinois Tollways make sure your car has its very own I-Pass transponder, otherwise your fees will double in 2018.

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Illinois Gas Prices Have Hit the Highest Average Pump Price of the Year

After watching the disaster in Houston unfold over the last week, I'm really trying to avoid complaining about the little annoyances of my life--but I'm willing to make an exception when it comes to gas prices. We have something to complain about.

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What Does the Old Farmer’s Almanac Say About Rockford’s Coming Winter?

With weather being the number one topic in America for the second straight week, I've started to think a bit about what the winter of 2017-2018 will look like for the Rockford area. I figure that a publication that's been around since Washington was president would be my best source for that info. Plus, it's sitting here on my desk, so I didn't have to actually search for anything...

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Where Illinois Ranks on the List of the Best/Worst States to Have a Baby

My wife Amy and I really never considered geography when it came to bringing our children into this world. Well, maybe a little. I was born at Rockford Memorial (now Mercyhealth), Amy was born at SwedishAmerican, so there were 30 seconds or so of debate about which hospital we'd go with for our first child. Who won the debate? OSF St. Anthony.

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Oh, Great. These Guys Are Back Again–With a Vengeance

If the building that houses our radio stations is any indicator, our area is being invaded once again by that bug that most people don't know much about. The Box Elder Bug.

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Hurricane Harvey Slams Into Texas Gulf Coast
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Comparing a Year of Rockford Weather With a Few Days of Houston’s Weather

It's hard to put into words what we're witnessing happen to Houston, Texas. It's even harder to fathom that things are still getting worse down there, with experts opining that we haven't seen the worst of the storm yet. We've had extensive flooding here in the Rockford area (along with a big part of northern Illinois) this summer, but nothing comes close to comparing with Hurricane Harvey's wrath.

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Palos Heights Couple Claim Largest Lotto Jackpot in Illinois History

While the rest of the country had its eyes on a $700,000,000-plus jackpot a few days ago, a Palos Heights couple already knew they had big lottery money coming their way.

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Checking the Health of Rockford’s Real Estate Market

Experts took a look at 300 real estate markets in America to rank the best and worst markets in the country. Where do you think Rockford ranks on the list?

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