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What Is the Cheapest (And Most Expensive) State for Smokers?

Smoke 'em if you got 'em -- and by "em," we mean big bills in your wallet.

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A History of Wild Weather at Presidential Inaugurations

He has more than his fair share of detractors, but Donald Trump's biggest headache could be Mother Nature.

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What Age Can You Leave Kids Home Alone In Illinois And Wisconsin?

Ever wonder what the legal age is to leave your kids at home either in Illinois or Wisconsin? There is a legal answer. 

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Icy Weather Delays Garbage Pickup in Rockford

Icy roads this morning not only made it difficult to get to work in Rockford, but they also shutdown garbage pickup operations.

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What State Wrestling 1A Illinois Matmen Rankings Mean For Local Schools

Two NUIC schools are second and third in the latest State wrestling 1A Illinois Matmen rankings.

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Two NUIC Schools Make Top 10 in AP Basketball Poll

Two NUIC schools are ranked in the top 10 of the latest AP state 1A basketball poll.

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5 Unluckiest Places to Be in Rockford on Friday The 13th

January 13 falls on a Friday this week. If you want to avoid having an unlucky day in Rockford, you should probably not visit any of these five places.

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The Rock River Valley Blood Center Really Needs Your Help, Right Now

I got an email yesterday from my longtime friend, Jen Bowman, P.R. and Marketing Director for the Rock River Valley Blood Center. Jen got right to the point in that email by saying: "We need blood badly!! Do you have any time for me tomorrow morning?"

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Freezing Rain Advisory Issued For Rockford Area

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for tonight signaling possible hazardous driving conditions for the afternoon commute.

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2016 Was a Record-Setting Year for Rockford Crime Stoppers

Here at News/Talk 1440 WROK, we're proud to be long-time supporters of Rockford Crime Stoppers. Every Tuesday morning after the 8:30 news, our good friend, Crime Stoppers Coordinator Ken Decoster joins us to discuss crime in the Rockford area, along with all the things that Crime Stoppers does to encourage citizens to help in the fight against crime in Rockford and in the surrounding areas. In 2016, Rockford Crime Stoppers did a lot.

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