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Why Are So Many Millennials Leaving or Planning on Leaving Illinois?

There has been plenty of discussion recently about how our state of Illinois is leading the Midwest in what's called outbound migration. Outbound migration is another way of saying "leaving where they are and heading to someplace else," as in getting out of Illinois for better opportunities elsewhere.

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger on Comey, North Korea, and Healthcare

Congressman Adam Kinzinger joins us monthly on the WROK Morning Show, almost always from Washington, DC. This morning, however, Kinzinger is in town for a discussion on economics and job growth, so he decided to stop by our studios for a chat.

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Thanks to NIU’s Matt Streb For Almost 10 Years with the WROK Morning Show

For almost a decade, political science professor and NIU's faculty athletic representative Matt Streb has joined us weekly to discuss any and everything related to the world of politics.

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Why Don’t Illinois Lawmakers Look at How Much Bills Cost Before Voting For Them?

I'm guessing that when you go out shopping, you don't just pile items in your cart without looking at what they cost. Unless you're a highly-compensated professional athlete, lottery winner, or all-around rich person, you just can't do it like that.

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Here’s How You Can Help a Rockford Shooting Victim and His Family

By now, most of us are familiar with the story of the innocent motorist who was shot and critically wounded when he and his wife were caught in the crossfire during a gang-related shootout near Longwood and Rural earlier this month. What you might not know is that they really need some help.

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NIU Political Science Professor Matt Streb on Trump, Taxes, and Springfield

For nearly a decade, Matt Streb, political science professor and faculty athletic representative at Northern Illinois University, has been joining us on Wednesday mornings for a topical discussion of the political world.

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Anderson Japanese Gardens Opens Their 2017 Season this Friday

Do a little Google-ing about the top places to visit in Illinois, and you'll see a familiar name pop up in list after list: Rockford's own Anderson Japanese Gardens.

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What Illinois’ Legislators Are Doing Instead of Balancing the Budget

Illinois is leading the Midwest in outbound migration, leading the Midwest in unemployment, and leading the Midwest in pension debt and unpaid bills. So naturally, our representatives in Springfield are talking about bacon and milkweeds.

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NIU Political Science Professor Matt Streb on Trump’s First 100 Days and More

We always enjoy getting to spend some time with Northern Illinois University's political-science professor Matt Streb. Matt joined us on the WROK Morning Show this morning to talk Husky athletics, the nation's political pulse, and President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.

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14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren on Jobs, Syria, and the Supreme Court

Illinois' 14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren joined the WROK Morning Show this morning to cover some of the hot topics from here in Illinois to Washington, DC and beyond.

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