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Machesney Park Senior Citizen Loses $18K to Phone Scam

When you spend any amount of time talking to someone in law enforcement about phone and computer scams, one thing becomes abundantly clear: senior citizens have a bulls-eye on their backs as a scammer's preferred targets.

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Rockford Woman Looking For Chase from ‘Texas Roadhouse’

Another Rockford love connection at a restaurant celebration.

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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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Vehicle Shooting in Rockford, Police Need Your Help
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Vehicle Shooting in Rockford, Police Need Your Help

Rockford Police are turning to the public for information related to a shooting crime that took place on Wednesday afternoon in Rockford.

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Memory Time: How Many Former Rockford Businesses Do You Remember?

A couple of weeks back, Joe Dredge and I were discussing businesses and restaurantsĀ in and around Rockford that while no longer here, still hold a fond place in our memories. A bunch of callers weighed in on some of their "gone but not forgotten" favorites, too.

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These Are the 10 Safest Rockford Neighborhoods

Safety is always important, these are the ten safest neighborhoods in Rockford.

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What’s the Most Distinctive Last Name in Illinois?

Before you guess, some explanation of the question is in order. By "distinctive" last name, I meanĀ those that occur most often compared to the nation as a whole. Got it? Okay, make your guess--but think "Swedish" while you're doing it.

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Chicago Tourism Sets New Record, And Many Make the Trip to Rockford, Too

In spite of it's global reputation as a violent city, Chicago ended up setting a new record for tourist visits last year with 31 major conventions, the NFL Draft, and of course, the World Champion Chicago Cubs drawing folks from all over. And, although they came for the Windy City, many tourists are opting to take a ride out to Rockford, too.

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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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Woman in Search of Rockford Man She Went on Two ‘Hot’ Dates With

Girl, you have to get his phone number before you go on a date.

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