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Rockford Teenager Dies Suddenly From Flu Complications

13-year-old Lincoln Middle School student Madelyn Grobe passed away in her sleep on Friday, February 24 while at home battling the flu. Madelyn suffered from a rare disease called Addison's Disease, and that combined with battling the flu, was more than her body could handle. Madelyn's family is now dealing with the devastating and unexpected loss, but also trying to find a way to pay for Madelyn's funeral expenses, and they need this community's support.

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Is Rockford Ready For the Cement Mixer Challenge?

Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? It seems like yesterday, but the Ice Bucket Challenge began in the summer of 2014, and thousands of people took part. If you're ready for a new challenge, bring in the cement mixers.

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Popular Rockford Breakfast Restaurant Closing Soon

Another one bites the dust.

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Remember When We Used to Get Snow in the Rockford Area?

I don't know what it's like around your house, but being married to a snow-worshipper has been kind of tough for me this winter. My wife Amy has not been pleased at all with our lack of something for her to shovel. "Is it ever going to snow agaaaaaaaaaaaaaain?" she whined/growled the other night.

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Rockford Police Are Trying to Reduce Serious Crashes

On Tuesday of this week, you may have noticed an increased Rockford Police presence in the areas of Charles Street from 9th Street to Parkside Drive and Broadway from 9th Street to Alpine Road. You may have even met the police up-close-and-personal.

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Chance For Rockford Swedes To Be On Reality Show

There is a chance to be on a reality show in Sweden for people from Rockford with Swedish Heritage.

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Up For Some Winter Golf? Head For Elliot Golf Course Through Friday

If you're one of the many who received new golf equipment of some sort for Christmas, you're probably jonesing for the chance to get out and test that stuff out. The Rockford Park District's Elliot Golf Course is ready and waiting for you right now.

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Rockford’s Warm February Weather is Putting Plants at Risk

Spring-like temperatures in February isn't just confusing to us, it's confusing to plants as well. If a jaunt around your yard reveals several plant bulbs springing to life about a month too early, protect them now before they get freeze damage soon.

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A Body Has Been Recovered at Rock Cut State Park

A body has been recovered at Rock Cut State Park; here's what we know so far.

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Seeing Bad Behavior on Rockford’s Streets? It May Be a Millennial

Both my kids are (depending on the chart you look at) millennials, that group of Americans that are constantly (usually with good reason) excoriated for narcissism, bad manners, lack of respect, inability to deal with things that don't go their way, etc. Now, according to Chicago AAA, they're the worst-behaved drivers on our roads.

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