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Some Things You May Not Know About Presidential Inaugurations

As I sit at my keyboard, Donald Trump is being inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. I've heard the words "history making" several times this morning, but then again, aren't each and every one of these presidential inaugurations history making? To answer my own question, yes.

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13 WTF? #815 Instagram Pics that Have Nothing to do With Rockford

If you've ever taken a photo in Rockford, you might have tagged it with #815; so have these 13 people; but it's obvious that they weren't taken in Rockford.

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Top 6 States Illinois Residents Are Moving to
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Top 6 States Illinois Residents Are Moving to

People are leaving Illinois in large numbers, so where is everyone moving to?

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What Is the Cheapest (And Most Expensive) State for Smokers?

Smoke 'em if you got 'em -- and by "em," we mean big bills in your wallet.

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Rockford’s Top 10 Restaurants According to Trip Advisor

I read once that the surest way to provoke an argument is to open a discussion of politics or religion. There's no doubt that those topics can produce some serious disagreements, but I think an even quicker way to get an argument going is to produce a "best _____" list.

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New Study Shows That Illinois is a Pretty Good Place to Raise Kids

We've often lamented that Illinois too often shows up poorly in lists of good things about states, and ranks very highly on the lists of bad things. When it comes to raising kids, it seems that we're not great, but we're doing pretty well.

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Which Cities Have the Most Rats, Mice and Cockroaches?

If you're going to move to any of these thriving metropolises, you would best be advised to have an exterminator on speed dial.

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It’s a New Year, But Strange, Old Laws Are Still on Illinois’ Books

When we get into late December and early January of any given year, many news outlets publish lists of new laws and regulations that go into effect at the beginning of the new year. What you don't often see are lists of the odd, archaic, or just plain weird old laws that are still around on the books throughout the state. Let's fix that.

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The Top 10 Most Hated Companies in Illinois
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The Top 10 Most Hated Companies in Illinois

Hate is such a strong word, but when it comes to dealing with some businesses customers can get very frustrated and it is the only word that describes how they feel about some companies.

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Unluckiest Places in Rockford
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5 Unluckiest Places to Be in Rockford on Friday The 13th

January 13 falls on a Friday this week. If you want to avoid having an unlucky day in Rockford, you should probably not visit any of these five places.

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