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Illinois Lawmakers are Getting Serious About a Gas Tax Hike

As a native Illinoisan, I'm rarely surprised by the goings-on in Springfield. I mean, after the recent multi-billion dollar tax hike, coupled with dubious claims of balancing the budget that we know aren't true--how could the idea of the state reaching even further into our pockets come as a surprise? It doesn't. But, it's still making me angry.

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger Talks Las Vegas, Veterans, 1st Responders, and Taxes

16th District Representative Adam Kinzinger joined us today for his monthly visit on the WROK Morning Show for a rundown on the some of the issues of the day.

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Crime Stoppers Reward Is At $15,000

Ken Decoster from CrimeStoppers made his weekly visit to the show.

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Police Find a Gun at Sycamore High School, But There’s a Twist

Sycamore police were called to Sycamore High School on Tuesday after they received reports of a gun at the school.

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Rockford City Council Approves Purchase of ‘ShotSpotter’ for Police

With the images of gun violence, panic, injury, and death at the forefront of everyone's mind yesterday, the Rockford City Council has approved the purchase of the ShotSpotter Flex, a gunfire detection and location analyzer system.

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The 4 Most Infamous Rockford Murders

Here's a quick look back at Rockford's most infamous murders.

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Illinois Department of Transportation is Looking for Seasonal Help to Clear Snow and Ice

If plowing, shoveling, and scraping off your own property during a winter snowstorm is not enough for you, and you'd love nothing more than plow, shovel, and scrape your way through Northern Illinois this winter--get in touch with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). They're looking for help.

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Website Declares Rockford to be the 5th Most Dangerous City in America

While we get many things right here in Rockford, studies continue to say that crime is the real albatross around our city's neck.

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The 1st Issue of Playboy Magazine Was Printed in Rochelle

By now, I'm sure that you've heard that Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner passed away at the age of 91 on Wednesday of this week. There are plenty of things online today that will fill you in on his background and exploits, but not many that mention where the first 5 issues of Playboy were printed starting in 1953. That would be Rochelle, Illinois.

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Chicago High School Under Fire for Disrespectful Display of Flag

Social media was on fire yesterday about a First Amendment rights display at a high school in Elmhurst, IL. What do you think? Was the school out of line?

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