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Family, Friends, the FBI and State Police Pick up Search for Emily

The days continue to add up as family and friends continue to search Emily Anne Dull Anderson.

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Rockford Home Sale Prices at Highest Level in 8 Years

From our "could you media people please give us some good news for once" department comes the following bit of positive info: last month, home sales prices in Rockford hit their highest level since December of 2008.

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Former Speaker Of The House Dennis Hastert Enters Guilty Plea In Hush Money Case
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Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert is Back in Illinois After Release From Federal Prison

Thirteen months after he went to federal prison on a bank fraud conviction that stemmed from "hush money" payments to a former student he sexually abused back when Hastert was an Illinois high school wrestling coach, The ex-speaker is now under the supervision of a residential re-entry management field office based in Chicago.

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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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Hanley Furniture Co. Building Destroyed
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Downtown Fire Could Cost Rockford Big Money

Not only did the Hanley Furniture building fire cost local businesses money, hard work, and dreams - it could also cost the city a lot of money, too.

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Rauner sworn in as Illinois governor, says business as usual would be 'morally corrupt'
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Governor Rauner on the WROK Morning Show Talking Schools and Funding

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is none-too-pleased about the recent override of his veto, which has resulted in a major tax increase and some serious friction involving school funding. This morning, he joined us to spread the word about SB-1, and why he's dead set against it.

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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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Good News For Rock River Boaters As We Head Into the Weekend

This summer, Mother Nature has been treating this area pretty much the same way a baby treats a diaper--heavy saturation with dangerous floating debris. This weekend, however, it looks like we're getting a break.

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Rockford’s Aldeen Golf Club is Ranked Among the Nation’s Top 25 Courses

I've talked about the different "gems" that the Rockford area has to offer, not only to those of us who live here, but also to the many visitors to the Rockford area. I've highlighted places like Anderson Gardens, MercyHealth Sportscore Two, The UW Sports Health Factory, Tinker Cottage, and more. If Aldeen Golf Club and Practice Center isn't on your list, it's long past due to add it, because others certainly are.

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Six Flags Closes For The Day
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Six Flags Closes For The Day

Six Flags theme park in Gurnee announced it would be closed today.

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