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Restoration Cafe Opening First Drive-Thru on West Side Rockford

The Rockford Rescue Mission's Restoration Cafe, located on W State St. across from the Public Safety Building, is hosting a big party tomorrow in celebration of the first drive-thru service downtown on Rockford's West Side. 

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Good Place To Be In Rockford When You Get Fired

Where's a good place to be hanging out in Rockford when you find you got fired?

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When You Outlaw Butter, Outlaws Will Come to Illinois to Get It

Our friends to the north in Wisconsin take a few things pretty seriously. Things like: Packers football, string cheese and fireworks roadside stands, Packers football, other types of cheese sold at roadside stands, beer, sausage, cheese  hats, and of course, Packers football. Oh yeah, and butter. They take butter very, very seriously.

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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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Rockford’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is This Saturday

Downtown Rockford will be seeing green this weekend, and this is how you can be a part of the luckiest and rowdiest party of the year. 

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Drinking Age Could Lower In Illinois

Going out for dinner and drinks may not be as fun as it once was, unless you like hanging out of the young crowd. And by young we're talking possibly teenagers.

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Rockford Girl Sings With Thomas Rhett in Dekalb

If you were at the Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini show at the NIU Convocation Center on Friday night, you probably heard one of our favorite rays of sunshine singing "DIBS" with Kelsea Ballerini. The coolest part of the night though, happened before the big show. 

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Drone Video of Fire’s Damage at Machesney Park Restaurant

The Machesney Park Kentucky Fried Chicken and Long John Silvers restaurants were a total loss after 6 a.m. fire on Sunday (3/5).

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Yard Waste To Be Collected In Rockford
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Yard Waste Collection To Begin Soon In Rockford

Rockford and surrounding communities will soon be able to dispose yard waste with their weekly trash pick-up. Here is when it will begin, what can be collected, and what can not be collected.

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‘Pub 815′ Is Opening March 8 in Former 2nd Cousins Building

A new bar and grill called Pub 815, American Ale House is opening in the former 2nd Cousins building on Riverside in Loves Park on March 8, and it's goal is to provide the ultimate "American Pub" experience.

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