Welcome to October, it's time to find Rockford's #1 Principal.

October is National Principals Month and of course the perfect time for us to find Rockford's #1 Principal!

Like all of our Rockford's #1 categories, the nominations are open to the entire 97ZOK listening area, even those that are not exactly in Rockford.

However, this time around, our winner is from Rockford.

Congratulations to Mr. Patrick Flanagan, the principal at St Rita Catholic School in Rockford.

Mr. Flanagan took over the competition with over 43 percent of the vote which equated to over 9,000 individual votes for him to take the crown.

Congrats to Mr. Flanagan and congrats to his entire school for helping him get this honor!

Congratulations to Rockford's #1 Firefighter, JR Cantu!

Also to Rockford's #1 Restaurant Server, Alex Treu.

As well as Rockford's #1 Tattoo Artist, Shawn Heaton.

And Rockford's #1 Wedding Planer, Tia Lasswell.

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