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These Are The Most Stolen Vehicles in Illinois

Having been the victim of a car theft myself, I can tell you that it's a pretty unpleasant experience (as you might have already guessed). Luckily, no one was threatened or hurt--although I never saw my car or the stuff in it ever again. Maybe I should have gone with a less theft-inviting model.

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Illinois’ Taxes Are Going Up, But Our Energy Costs Are Lower Than Most States

I have been giving myself too much credit. I thought, being the dad in my household, that my constant demands that my family "turn off that light if you're not in the room," or "close that door, I'm not heating/cooling the outside," or the classic "if you're that cold, put on a sweater" were actually keeping our energy bills lower. It turns out that it is because Illinois is one of America's least energy expensive states.

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Exclusive Photos of The Haunted Coronado Theater’s ‘Ghost Light’

I had never heard of a "Ghost Light" until I was at the Coronado today. Is this proof that the Coronado is haunted?

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Five Things A Newbie Must Order at Culver’s

I read in DNA Chicago that Wrigleyville is soon to become the home to the first Culver's in the Chicago.

That got me to thinking about what we would tell a "newbie" trying out Culver's for the first time of what they must order.

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Rockford Residents Respond to Illinois’ New Budget in Four Words

We asked Rockford residents to describe how they feel about Illinois' new budget in four words; these were the best responses.

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11 Things Every True Rockfordian Does in the Summer

How many of these things do you make sure you do every summer in Rockford?

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20 Things You’ll Only Understand if You’ve Ever Lived in Rockford
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20 Things You’ll Only Understand if You’ve Ever Lived in Rockford

Let's put together the definitive list of things only Rockfordians understand. No matter how long you've lived in the Screw City, this only makes sense to you.

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There Have Been 11 Cold Case Files In Winnebago County Since 2000

It seems like news stories have a shelf life of about a week before we move on to the next story. Sometimes we forget that some of these mysteries are never solved. 

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10 Tips For A Perfect Grilled Steak This Fourth Of July

Fourth of July is a huge grilling day for America. If you want to step it up from hot dogs and burgers to some real meat here's some great tips. 

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10 Safety Tips from the RPD That Every Woman Should Know

We had the chance to talk with a former Rockford police officer who gave us these 10 very important tips to remember for when you think you're being followed.

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