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We Complained About the Cold, Now We’re Tweeting About the Heat

People who've lived around this area for a while know that most winters are lengthy, dreary, mostly snowfall-free (lately), and really, really cold. That's just the way it is, and we deal with it. Sure, there's some complaining, but we mostly just soldier on, confident in the knowledge that we'll have a nice two-day Spring, then head into the blast furnace.

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Could This Russian Idea Be Rockford’s Next Big Winter Thing?

When you think about the things we here in Rockford enjoy during the winter months, there's one constant theme: Ice. Rockford is definitely an ice-skating town, having produced multiple champions to back up that claim. We're also a big hockey town, from the junior leagues all the way up to the Rockford IceHogs. I'm thinking that a new sport from Russia would be a perfect fit in the Forest City.

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Rockford Snow Mound Won’t Melt

Despite a mild winter in Rockford, a mound of snow from December still hasn't melted.

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Rockford Makes Top 50 ‘Coldest Cities’ List

Rockford has topped another "Top 50" list and it's not crime-related, which is good. Apparently it's one of the coldest cities in the U.S., which is not good.

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Rockford’s Streets Are Still Slippery This Morning

Just a quick reminder for those who haven't yet hit the streets to begin their day: it's slippery in spots, and will remain so for the remainder of the morning.

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Winter Weather Poses Serious Threat To Pets’ Health

You know how dangerous extreme heat is for your pet but what are the risks with extreme cold? THese are very important things to remember to keep your pet safe and unharmed.

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It’s So Cold That These Are Blowing Up in People’s Cars

We knew it was below freezing, but we didn't expect explosions in cars.

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Rockford is in the Deep Freeze–Does Your Dog Need a Winter Coat?

As I write this, Rockford's current temperature reading is -3 degrees, with a windchill or "feels like" temperature of -19 degrees. If you're feeling cold while wearing long underwear, winter clothes, a heavy jacket, hat, and boots--imagine how your dog must feel.

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Dixon Police Win Twitter (Again) with K-9 Snowman Attack

If you don't follow Dixon Police on Twitter, you are really missing out.

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This is What it Means If You See a Scarf Tied on a Tree in Rockford

We absolutely hope we see scarves around Rockford this year!

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