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Rockford Mayoral Candidate Brian Leggero Stops By the WROK Morning Show

Rockford's general election is Tuesday, April 4th, and early voting started at the Board of Elections office on March 17th, running through April 3rd. If you haven't been paying much attention to the candidates for the job of Rockford mayor, one of them stopped in this morning to let you know where he stands, and to ask for your vote.

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Looking For a High-Income Job? Being a Mayor Here in Illinois Pays Pretty Well

So, I'm sitting here in the office looking at an email from IllinoisPolicy about mayoral salaries here in Illinois, and I'm starting to think that perhaps I've made a vocational error. I'm learning that some of Illinois' mayors are among the highest-payed mayors in the entire world.

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Eau Claire Wisconsin Cop Returns IRS Scammer’s Phone Call, Goes Viral

It seems like nearly everyone has gotten one of these IRS scam phone calls. You know, the old "you-owe-us-money-so-give-me-your-personal-information-so-you-won't-go-to-jail" call. I've gotten several, but being aware that it's a scam, I just hung up. A cop in Eau Claire, Wisconsin decided that he'd go me one better and call them back.

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Congressman Kinzinger Talks ObamaCare Repeal and Tax Reform on WROK

With a lot of buzz surrounding the current efforts to fulfill a campaign promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), Congressman Adam Kinzinger joined us this morning on the WROK Morning Show to discuss where we are in that process, and where we're going.

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Follow Up: Rockford Area Police Make Arrests During Weekend Roadside Safety Checks

On Friday, as we were heading into St. Patrick's Day Weekend, I posted a piece here called "This Weekend, Saying No to a Breathalyzer Means Saying Yes to a Jail Visit." I pointed out that area law enforcement would be doing roadside safety checks to keep impaired drivers off the roads, and that refusing a breathalyzer test would land you in jail. It appears that not everyone listened.

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This Weekend, Saying No to a Breathalyzer Means Saying Yes to a Jail Visit

Today is St. Patrick's Day. And, since St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, chances are many people will make this St. Patrick's Weekend. Since St. Patrick's Day/Weekend is second only to New Year's Eve as a drinking holiday, some will choose poorly and get behind the wheel after a lot of green beer.

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CherryVale Mall’s Youth Policy Begins Today

Those under the age of 18, along with their parents and/or adult guardians, have had a couple of weeks to prepare, but in case it slipped your mind, CherryVale Mall's new rules regarding teens and adult supervision starts today.

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Be Wary of the Words “Can You Hear Me,” Because It Might be a Scammer

It seems that every time we turn around, there's some new phone or email scam working its way across the country. Scammers are always looking for a new angle on liberating as much of your hard-earned money from your pocket as they can. This scam is particularly tricky.

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Want to Earn $1,000,000? Stop These Guys From Reaching the Great Lakes

By "these guys" I mean the much hated, highly dreaded, invasive fish known as the "Asian Carp." Michigan's Department of Natural Resources has a million dollars bounty waiting for the person or persons who come up with a way to keep the Great Lakes free of them.

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Illinois Has the Highest Tax Rates in America

It's tax season once again, so keep in mind that you've got about a month to change over from the "wearing of the green" to the "sending of your green" to the government. Woo-hoo.

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