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Okay Rockford, What Do You Know About the Puppy Bowl?

If you tuned into the Super Bowl last night, you were one of approximately 118,000,000 people. If you tuned into the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet at any time yesterday, you were one of approximately 7,000,000 people. Not even close, in terms of viewers--but enough to make the Puppy Bowl the #1 rated cable show of the night.

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Senator Dave Syverson Talks Taxes, Budgets, and Springfield on WROK

With much of the political news focus on Washington, we thought it would be a fine idea to invite State Senator Dave Syverson into our studio to discuss Springfield politics and personalities, and what that means to the Rockford area.

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Rockford Would be a Lot Warmer If We Just Had One of These

If you've lived in the Rockford area for any length of time, you've probably noticed that the winter season really starts getting on our collective nerves around the start of February. Looking at the temperatures outside (combined with single digit wind-chill), and the calendar, I must admit that I'm getting tired of shivering, too.

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Rockford Area Crime Stoppers Wanted Fugitives For Jan. 31

Rockford Area Crime Stoppers has released its latest list of people wanted by local law enforcement for alleged criminal activity.

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How to Make Rockford’s Unending Winter a Little More Tolerable

Okay, so it hasn't been the most frigid winter we've ever seen here in the Rockford area. It hasn't been the snowiest one, either. That doesn't mean that most of us aren't sick and tired of winter. But, since we've got quite a bit of winter left, how about a few tricks and tips to make the remainder of the season a little bit easier?

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In Case You Missed It–Here are the Results of the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

Mother Nature did force a postponement of the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition at Sinnissippi Park, but she didn't force a cancellation, as teams got together (albeit a week later) and got to work last week making works of art out of blocks of snow. In case you couldn't attend, or were unaware how it turned out, let's take a look at who got the votes.

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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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Here’s the Latest on Rockford’s Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

Every Friday morning on the WROK Morning Show, our friend Laura Gibbs-Green of the Rockford Park District joins at around 7:25 with a look at what the Park District has going on for you and your family to get out and see, do, and enjoy. This morning, the topic was snow sculpting.

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Rockford Gas Station Has Hilarious Response To Serious Shoplifting Issue

Don't even think about walking out of this Rockford Kelley's Market, 3338 N. Main St., without paying for your candy bar.

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Let’s Take a Look at Some Rockford Weather Records

This morning, on the WROK Morning Show, Joe and I were discussing the latest news out of the western part of the US--in particular, the incredibly heavy snowfalls being experienced by Colorado, Idaho, and other neighboring states. Hundreds of roofs have collapsed, with hundreds more in danger of collapse. That discussion led us to Rockford's winter of 1979.

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