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The Rock River Valley Blood Center Needs You to Help Both Texas and the Rockford Area

Whenever I get an email from our good friend Jennifer Bowman, Public Relations and Marketing Manager at the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC), I know that the blood and/or platelet supply is in danger of not meeting the demand. That's where your help comes in.

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Comparing a Year of Rockford Weather With a Few Days of Houston’s Weather

It's hard to put into words what we're witnessing happen to Houston, Texas. It's even harder to fathom that things are still getting worse down there, with experts opining that we haven't seen the worst of the storm yet. We've had extensive flooding here in the Rockford area (along with a big part of northern Illinois) this summer, but nothing comes close to comparing with Hurricane Harvey's wrath.

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Hero Cop Saves Little Boy Who’d Stopped Breathing

I'm tired of all the cop bashing. I'm tired of reading stories about cops being denied service at restaurants. I'm tired of cops being blamed for the exceedingly bad choices that other people make. And, I'm sickened by those who cheer on and celebrate cops being killed. I don't even want to get started on those who openly hate and denigrate the police, only to run to them when there's trouble, looking for help. 

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I Saw This Weird Protest In Texas; Is This A Thing in Illinois?

I had never been to Texas before last week. Maybe this type of protest is "a thing" down there.

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Rockford-Based Waste Services Company Sold To Texas Firm

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A company headquartered in Texas has purchased Rockford, Illinois-based Rock River Environmental Services, the country's third-largest waste services company...

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Man’s Predicament Shocks TV Anchors

You've got to admire a guy who's cool and unflappable in a serious situation. A guy who can keep it together and do the right thing when life throws a big curveball...

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Ted Cruz Unveils ‘Machine-Gun Bacon’ [VIDEO]

I must admit I had no idea this was possible. And to be honest, it seems like a lot of work when a frying pan does the job just as well.

But U...

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Vehicle Stolen, Repaired By Thief, Then Recovered By Police

Down in Livingston, Tex., one family got some bad news, good news, and bad news.

According to KHOU-TV, Shane Peters' silver 2004 Dodge Durango broke down along the side of the road in June...

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Sen. Ron Johnson: U.S. Must Show Commitment to Defeat ISIS [AUDIO]

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin joined the show this week to discuss the thwarted terror attack in Texas and whether the government can be doing more to identify and track those who might be willing to take part in such activities...

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America’s Oldest Vet Celebrates Turning 109 With Cigars And Milkshakes

Richard Overton is America's oldest veteran. At the age of nearly 109 (his birthday is May 11) the Wall Street Journal reports he still mows his lawn and drives his car, even taking widows to church on Sunday...

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