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Illinois Policy’s Kristina Rasmussen Breaks Down Springfield’s Grand Bargain on WROK

As an Illinois taxpayer, maybe you're aware of something being worked on in Springfield called "The Grand Bargain." As Illinois Policy's Kristina Rasmussen explained to us today on the WROK Morning Show, given the host of financial problems our state has--it's not grand, and it certainly not a bargain for taxpayers.

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Rockford Mayoral Candidate Brian Leggero Stops By the WROK Morning Show

Rockford's general election is Tuesday, April 4th, and early voting started at the Board of Elections office on March 17th, running through April 3rd. If you haven't been paying much attention to the candidates for the job of Rockford mayor, one of them stopped in this morning to let you know where he stands, and to ask for your vote.

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Congressman Kinzinger Talks ObamaCare Repeal and Tax Reform on WROK

With a lot of buzz surrounding the current efforts to fulfill a campaign promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), Congressman Adam Kinzinger joined us this morning on the WROK Morning Show to discuss where we are in that process, and where we're going.

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Rock River Valley Blood Center Encourages You to Join Be The Match Marrow Registry

As you know, we're big fans and supporters of the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC). In addition to supplying area hospitals with much needed blood and blood products, the RRVBC would also like you to learn more about, and hopefully take part in, their "Be the Match Marrow Registry."

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Why is Wisconsin Attracting So Many People From Illinois?

Michael Lucci, director of jobs and growth at IllinoisPolicy.org joined us today on the WROK Morning Show, and he brought with him several startling facts about the state of our state. One big takeaway from our conversation is: Illinois is losing people.

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Woman Robbed On Her Way To Church

Ken Decoster from CrimeStoppers made his weekly visit to the show to let us know what's going on in town.

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Cubs Broadcaster Mark Grote on WROK Previewing the 2017 Season

As you might already know, we're really fired up around here to be your 2017 broadcast home for the World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs. All 162 (and we're hoping for even more in the post-season) games can be heard right here on NewsTalk 1440, WROK.

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Congressman Randy Hultgren on Jobs, Regulations, and Stopping Sex Trafficking

Once a month, we're joined on the WROK Morning Show by 14th District Representative Randy Hultgren, who fills us in on what's going on in Washington, in the 14th district, and how that affects you and your family. This morning, we got into changes in Washington's political landscape, along with cutting regulations, and the scourge of sex trafficking.

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Disney On Ice Coming To Rockford

Even if you don't have kids you're going to want to check out this tour coming to Rockford. 

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Senator Dave Syverson Talks Taxes, Budgets, and Springfield on WROK

With much of the political news focus on Washington, we thought it would be a fine idea to invite State Senator Dave Syverson into our studio to discuss Springfield politics and personalities, and what that means to the Rockford area.

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