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The 5 Rockford Area Businesses I Can't Live Without
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The 5 Rockford Area Businesses I Can’t Live Without

Imagine walking up to a business you love and finding the windows boarded up and they would never be open again. How distraught would you be?

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Rockford May Experience a Mosquito-Heavy Summer

What happens when you combine a relatively mild winter with a very wet Spring, and rapidly rising warmer-than-normal conditions? If you shouted "clouds and clouds of nasty mosquitos," you've probably already stock up on Deep Woods Off.

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So, The Rockford Area Got Some Hail Yesterday, And Cameras Were Ready

Depending on where you live, or where you were yesterday evening, you got to experience 10-15 minutes of some rather intense hail. My on-air partner, Joe Dredge, and his sister got the complete "I hope my windshield doesn't shatter" treatment, complete with dents on the car.

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It’s Lawn Mowing Time Once Again in the Rockford Area, Don’t Be Like These Guys

Remember during the winter months when you were wishing for Spring? You wanted no more cold and snow, no more shoveling and shivering. You wanted Springtime weather and all that comes with it. Like lawn mowing and maintenance. Well, Spring has sprung in the Rock River Valley, and the lawn mowers are out, or soon will be.

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Area Law Enforcement Saturation Patrols Produce Results Over the Easter Weekend

Our longtime friend, Ken Decoster, joins the WROK Morning Show every Tuesday after the 8:30am news to share the latest from both the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office and Crimestoppers. One of our topics this morning was the results of the weekend's "saturation patrols" of high crime areas.

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Are There Any Rockford Potholes You’d Like to Wish a Happy Birthday?

Some folks in an English village decided to send a message to their local government about a two year old pothole problem. They didn't do it by petition, or by raising their voices at a council meeting--they did it with cake.

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If You’re Sick of Political Yard Signs Around Rockford, You’re Not Alone

I once worked for a local political campaign, and while my candidate didn't win the election, he won my enduring respect for insisting that the campaign staff quickly remove all of his many yard signs from wherever they'd been placed. I can think of many other candidates over the years who didn't make that a priority.

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Follow Up: Rockford Area Police Make Arrests During Weekend Roadside Safety Checks

On Friday, as we were heading into St. Patrick's Day Weekend, I posted a piece here called "This Weekend, Saying No to a Breathalyzer Means Saying Yes to a Jail Visit." I pointed out that area law enforcement would be doing roadside safety checksĀ to keep impaired drivers off the roads, and that refusing a breathalyzer test would land you in jail. It appears that not everyone listened.

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Rockford is Not Far From America’s Best Hot Chocolate

It's a cold day in the Rockford area. Expected high temperature of about 22 degrees, with windchill reading in the single digits. If ever a day (or several days) called for some hot chocolate, it's today. And, if you're looking for what many are calling America's best hot chocolate, you'll need to see a woman named Mindy.

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Lake Geneva’s Abominable Snow Race is Worth the Drive This Weekend

A friend of mine who lives in Atlanta asks me these questions every winter (especially when we're getting blitzed with snow, ice, and/or subzero temperatures): "How do you people live like that? And, why do you live like that?"

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