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Rockford City Council Approves Purchase of ‘ShotSpotter’ for Police

With the images of gun violence, panic, injury, and death at the forefront of everyone's mind yesterday, the Rockford City Council has approved the purchase of the ShotSpotter Flex, a gunfire detection and location analyzer system.

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How Financially Savvy are Illinoisans? We Could Be Better

I've heard people make the argument that schools should be teaching students life skills like balancing a checkbook, paying bills, or creating/maintaining a savings program. I tend to agree, and seeing where our state ranks among "financially savvy" states justifies that feeling for me.

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Szechuan Sauce Will Return To Select McDonalds For One Day Only
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Szechuan Sauce Will Return To Select McDonalds For One Day Only

Two Rockford McDonalds are bringing back a menu item that has been missing since 1998, for one day only.

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Illinois Department of Transportation is Looking for Seasonal Help to Clear Snow and Ice

If plowing, shoveling, and scraping off your own property during a winter snowstorm is not enough for you, and you'd love nothing more than plow, shovel, and scrape your way through Northern Illinois this winter--get in touch with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). They're looking for help.

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Website Declares Rockford to be the 5th Most Dangerous City in America

While we get many things right here in Rockford, studies continue to say that crime is the real albatross around our city's neck.

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The Better Business Bureau Warns of ‘Puppy Scams’

One of the good things to come out of all the horrific weather that Texas and Florida recently endured is the fact that thousands of lost and/or abandoned dogs and cats are being adopted into new homes around the country at a record rate. If you're looking to add a four-legged friend to your family, please consider a rescue animal. You'll be doing a world of good--and you'll avoid a potential scam.

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Rockford Is Losing a City Market Favorite

Lovers of cheesecake are crying over this announcement from their favorite Rockford City Market vendor.

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New Rankings Say Illinois is a Pretty Good State to be a Teacher

With World Teachers Day coming up on October 5th, a new study says that teachers who've chosen to educate in the state of Illinois have made a good choice of places to teach.

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Save the Date–Rockford’s ‘Stroll on State’ Happens Saturday November 25th

How time flies when you're having fun in Downtown Rockford. Stroll on State presented by Illinois Bank & Trust will celebrate its 5th anniversary on Saturday, November 25th, and the organizers have added even more cool things to one of Rockford's favorite events.

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Annual Dachshund Race Celebrates Start Of Oktoberfest In Australia
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People Will Be Showing Their Weiners On the Streets of Loves Park

Rockford's Oktoberfest celebration is going to be doggone fun this year.

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