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BMO Harris Bank Center in downtown Rockford is home of the Rockford IceHogs.
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Local Organizers Want Your Honest Opinion Of Rockford

RACVB is looking for people to find out a new survey to help the organization and city officials learn what matters to the Rockford community.

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RACVB Wants Your Thoughts on Rockford Tourism and Events

The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) has a new survey they'd like you take. Let them know your thoughts on the importance of tourism in the Rockford area, along with the events you love or don't like, and events you'd like to see here.

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Golfer Alert! Most Area Courses Close After This Tuesday

I enjoy golf, and I try to get out to play at least 3 times per season, schedule permitting. My late father, however, lived for golf and would play 3 times in a day, every day, if my mom would have agreed to it. He had to make due with 6 times per week. He always said that the saddest day of the year (not including April 15th) was when the golf courses shut down for the winter.

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Taxes Take a Bigger Piece of Illinoisans’ Income Than Our Neighbors

Illinois has been leading the Midwest in something called "Outbound Migration" for quite a while now. Outbound migration is just a fancy way of saying "people leaving the state." One of the prominent reasons for people hitting the road out of here (and there are many reasons) can be summed up in one word. Taxes.

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Here’s a Rundown of Stateline Area Trick-or-Treat Hours

With this coming Tuesday being Halloween, you might want to know when your little ghosts and ghoulies can head out for their candy run--or, what time the neighborhood monsters will start ringing your doorbell.

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What You Need to Know About Leaf Collection/Disposal in Rockford

When my family and I moved into our current residence some 17 years ago, my first encounter with a neighbor was the guy next door, Brian, stopping by to ask me to please not burn leaves. I admit to being taken aback, since it was only the 1st day of August, but after his explanation of how the burning leaves affected his son's asthma, I quickly agreed. It wasn't all that long afterward that leaf burning was banned.

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Brand New Candy & Ice Cream Shop Opens In Rockford
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Brand New Candy & Ice Cream Shop Opens In Rockford

Halloween. It's five days away. One of your kids favorite holidays, and perhaps yours too. Elevate you sweets game with s stop at a new shop on E. State Street.

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Head to Downtown Rockford Saturday for ‘Spook the Blocks’

This morning, Leah Tuneberg, Executive Director of Rockford's River District, stopped by the WROK Morning Show to fill us in on what promises to be yet another outstanding downtown event.

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Real Rockford Police Warn Against a Fake Police Scam

If you've been on the receiving end of a phone call where the caller says they're  representing the Rockford Police Benevolent and Protective Association (PBPA) Unit 6, you were being called by a phone scammer. 

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Five Tips To Get You Out Of Jury Duty In Rockford (That Still Won’t Work)

It's our civic duty to serve if summoned to jury duty, but if you must try getting out of it DON'T use any of these tips.

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