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Survivors Remember Devastation on Belvidere Tornado's 50th Anniversary
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Survivors Remember Devastation on Belvidere Tornado’s 50th Anniversary

April 21, 1967 was like any other Friday at school with buildings full of kids excited for the weekend. But something horrific was brewing as the school day was ending.

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The BBB Warns of Scams and Counterfeit Cubs and Blackhawks Tickets

If you're suspicious about an offer you've seen for great seats at a Cubs game or a Blackhawks playoff game, there's a good reason you should be. Scammers are looking to take your money--and leave you with a worthless counterfeit ticket.

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Shannon Zimmerman, Townsquare Media
Shannon Zimmerman, Townsquare Media
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Q98.5 Pet of the Week; Katrina

It's always fun when a cat comes to the Q98.5 studios, and Katrina was no exception.

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These Might Be the Lewdest-Sounding Town Names in the Midwest

A year or so back, I posted a piece in this space called "Some Illinois Towns Have Weird Names." Some of the Illinois towns mentioned as being weirdly named were: Goofy Ridge, Oblong, Lowpoint, Muddy, Ransom, and Preemption. Time to make the move from weirdness to lewdness.

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Watch Anthony Rizzo Twerk with David Ross Behind the Scenes on ‘Dancing with The Stars’

Anthony Rizzo just can't stay away from the dance floor.

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Beef-A-Roo Is Getting Into The Promposal Game

This is definitely a fad that I'm glad didn't take hold while I was in school. 

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Machesney Park Senior Citizen Loses $18K to Phone Scam

When you spend any amount of time talking to someone in law enforcement about phone and computer scams, one thing becomes abundantly clear: senior citizens have a bulls-eye on their backs as a scammer's preferred targets.

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What Weird Things Are Illinoisans Searching For On Google?

A while back in this space, I posted a piece entitled "What are Illinoisans Asking Google About?" In a nutshell, it was a look at what each state, starting with our own, was asking Google about more than any other state. Some of the entries were a bit on the odd side, so today, let's go all the way to the weirdness.

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Mayor-elect Tom McNamara
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Five Questions For Rockford’s New Mayor

Rockford elected a new mayor and we've got some questions for him. It's not what you're thinking.

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Shannon Zimmerman, Townsquare Media
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Q98.5 Pet of the Week; Sheeba

Sweet Sheeba is just over one year old, and she really wants a family of her own to love.

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Category: Local News, Videos

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