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Bag Ban at Winnebago County Courthouse Takes Effect Monday

We were told by Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana that having to chop $4.3 million from his department would mean plenty of layoffs and cutbacks. The "bag ban" that begins Monday, October 23rd at the Winnebago County Courthouse is an example.

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Are They Serious? Chicago Alderman Proposed A Solution To The City’s Rat Problem

To combat the problem of rodents a Chicago alderman proposed a solution to the city's rat problem. It's a measure that has me questioning "Are they serious?"

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Get Your 2018 Pink Heals Calendar Featuring Rockford Firefighters and Puppies

We've already decided 2018 is going to be a great year, why? Because we've got the 2018 Pink Heals calendar featuring Rockford area firefighters and puppies.

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Illinois’ Video Gambling Take is Now Beating Casino Revenues

This is the very first year that video gambling has added more to state coffers than casino gambling since Illinois began keeping track of these things in 2012.

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Releases His Tax Returns

I don't know which of these two things would be less fun--going to Wrigley Field last night to see the Cubs lose game 3 of the NLCS to the Dodgers, or releasing your tax returns for the world to see and/or judge. Yesterday, Governor Bruce Rauner did both.

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The Rattiest City In America Is In Illinois And Now I've Thrown Up In My Mouth
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The Rattiest City In America Is In Illinois And Now I’ve Thrown Up In My Mouth

There's one city in Illinois that is more rat-infested than any other, according to the people at Orkin Pest Control.

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Did You Know This Rockford Born Celeb Was Once On The Cover Of 'Rockford Magazine?'
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Did You Know This Rockford Born Celeb Was Once On The Cover Of ‘Rockford Magazine?’

You have to start somewhere and for this now famous face, she started on the cover of Rockford Magazine.

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Rockford Police Are Looking For This Attempted Robber

The Rockford Police Department is looking for a little help in identifying a woman who tried to rob a downtown cafe.

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The 10 Best Places for Pasta in Rockford

If you wondering what to have for lunch or even dinner tonight may I suggest some good ol' Italian comfort food?Who doesn't crave pasta on these cool fall nights? Mmmmm. So Good and it seriously sticks to your ribs.Here are 10 best places in Rockford to get it.

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MLB: MAR 31 Spring Training - Cubs at Astros
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There’s Still Time to Join Us For Cubs Spring Training in Mesa!

The clock is ticking, but there's still time (and still some room) for you to join us on a trip out to Mesa, Arizona this coming March for Chicago Cubs Spring Training. We had such a blast last March, and we heard from so many of you that wanted us to do it again--who are we to say no?

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