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Illinoisans and the Rest of the Country Are Hitting the Road Over the 4th of July

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue. With 1.25 million more travels than last year, 2017 will be marked as the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend ever.

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Rockford Starbucks Kicking Off Summer With Twisted Frappuccinos

Will you celebrate the official first day of summer with a twisted frapp?

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FBI Investigating Another Rockford Bank Robbery

It seems like there's bank robbery in Rockford every week, another happened this week and the FBI is involved in the investigation.

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This Illinois Haunted Hike is for Only The Bravest Souls
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This Illinois Haunted Hike is for Only the Bravest Souls

I used to tell myself that there was pretty much nothing I wouldn't try. Not after seeing this deserted cemetery hike. Just getting to this place is terrifying.

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911 In Danger Of Disappearing In Parts Of Illinois

If a new bill doesn't pass that currently sits on Governor Bruce Rauner's desk, 9-1-1 in some parts of Illinois may disappear.

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Two Dangerous Spiders To Look Out For This Summer

While a bite from one of these is exceptionally more dangerous than other, it's best to take proper steps in keeping these spiders as far away as possible.

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Jefferson rolling in boys summer league basketball

The Jefferson J-Hawks finished the regular season portion of the East Summer League a perfect 6-0 after knocking off Guilford and Auburn Monday night.

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What is the Hourly Income Needed to Afford Rent in Illinois?

For many, when you read this you'll wonder how the heck you're going to make ends meet working at minimum wage. 

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The Best Tour In The Country Is In Chicago (And It’s Awesome!)

If you've never taken the Chicago architectural boat tour before this is the summer to fix that. 

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Belvidere Raccoon Shows ‘Mission Impossible’ Moves

Normally someone might get mad at this pesky raccoon for messing with the bird feeder but, after watching this, how can you be mad? He's got skills.

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