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Rains and Rising River Levels Means Another Bad Weekend for Boaters on the Rock

Mother Nature has been in foul mood this summer, and with the recent (and upcoming) weather conditions, it appears that Rockford area boat owners are taking it on the chin again.

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Good News For Rock River Boaters As We Head Into the Weekend

This summer, Mother Nature has been treating this area pretty much the same way a baby treats a diaper--heavy saturation with dangerous floating debris. This weekend, however, it looks like we're getting a break.

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Winnebago County Health Department Reminds You to Watch Out for These Guys

And by these guys, I mean ticks. Warmer weather is here and Winnebago County is already seeing an increased number in Lyme Disease cases over last year's numbers.

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Area Law Enforcement Saturation Patrols Produce Results Over the Easter Weekend

Our longtime friend, Ken Decoster, joins the WROK Morning Show every Tuesday after the 8:30am news to share the latest from both the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office and Crimestoppers. One of our topics this morning was the results of the weekend's "saturation patrols" of high crime areas.

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This Weekend, Saying No to a Breathalyzer Means Saying Yes to a Jail Visit

Today is St. Patrick's Day. And, since St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, chances are many people will make this St. Patrick's Weekend. Since St. Patrick's Day/Weekend is second only to New Year's Eve as a drinking holiday, some will choose poorly and get behind the wheel after a lot of green beer.

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Top 50 Last Names In Winnebago County
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Top 50 Last Names In Winnebago County

Here in Winnebago County we don't keep up with the Kardashians, but we do keep up with the Cunninghams, Zimmermans, and Whiteheads. The list is out of the most common last names of residents of Winnebago County.

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Don’t Look Now, But Gas Prices Are Starting to Rise

It's that magical time of year once again when refiners make the switch over to "summer-blend" gasoline--and raise their prices.

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Winnebago County's Top 10 Highest Paid Employees
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Winnebago County’s Top 10 Highest Paid Employees

How does your salary compare? Working for the government does pay.

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Freezing Rain Advisory Issued For Rockford Area

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for tonight signaling possible hazardous driving conditions for the afternoon commute.

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Rockford Area Crime Stoppers Wanted Fugitives For Dec. 29

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

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