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These Are the 10 Safest Rockford Neighborhoods

Safety is always important, these are the ten safest neighborhoods in Rockford.

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Are You Ready For Self-Driving Cars Here in Illinois?

I was just out in the Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona area a few weeks back, and besides 85 degree weather and Chicago Cubs spring training baseball, the thing (or things) that got my attention the most was the prevalence of self-driving cars undergoing testing on the streets.

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What’s the Most Distinctive Last Name in Illinois?

Before you guess, some explanation of the question is in order. By "distinctive" last name, I mean those that occur most often compared to the nation as a whole. Got it? Okay, make your guess--but think "Swedish" while you're doing it.

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Chicago Tourism Sets New Record, And Many Make the Trip to Rockford, Too

In spite of it's global reputation as a violent city, Chicago ended up setting a new record for tourist visits last year with 31 major conventions, the NFL Draft, and of course, the World Champion Chicago Cubs drawing folks from all over. And, although they came for the Windy City, many tourists are opting to take a ride out to Rockford, too.

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So, Just How Stressed Out Are People Living in Illinois?

Sure, you may be stressing since we're into tax season once again. But once mid-April goes by, how's your overall stress level as a citizen of Illinois? It may be lower than you'd expect.

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Spring Is Here, and Gas Prices Are On The Rise

Ah, those magical words "Summer-Blend" are being spoken once again, and you know what that means: gas prices are heading upward once again.

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This Breed is America’s Favorite for the 26th Straight Year–But, What’s Illinois’ Favorite?

Twenty-six years in a row. If this dog breed were a sports team, we'd be using the word "dynasty."

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Wisconsin Makes Long Overdue Move, Cows Celebrate

Wisconsin-produced food has been in the news lately. First, we get the flap about Wisconsinites not being able to buy Ireland-produced KerryGold Butter at their local stores. Now, in an effort to placate their large bovine population, Wisconsin lawmakers are doing something you'd have thought they would have done years ago.

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See the 10 Most Common Items Left in an Uber

Your body odor isn't the only thing you may leave behind in the Uber you just took.

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New Poll Says That Illinois Voters Want Pot to be Legalized

First, it was medical marijuana, then decriminalization, now lawmakers in Springfield have moved the discussion on to the legalization of pot. Does it surprise you that voters in Illinois say that they support this measure?

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