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Why Are So Many Millennials Leaving or Planning on Leaving Illinois?

There has been plenty of discussion recently about how our state of Illinois is leading the Midwest in what's called outbound migration. Outbound migration is another way of saying "leaving where they are and heading to someplace else," as in getting out of Illinois for better opportunities elsewhere.

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Moving Truck Prices Illustrate the High Demand to Leave Illinois

We've discussed the fact that Illinois is leading the Midwest in outbound migration before in this space (Here, here, and here), and we've covered the reasons, starting with high property taxes, that people are looking to get out. Now, taking a look at what a moving truck rental costs people who are leaving Illinois really drives the point home.

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger on Comey, North Korea, and Healthcare

Congressman Adam Kinzinger joins us monthly on the WROK Morning Show, almost always from Washington, DC. This morning, however, Kinzinger is in town for a discussion on economics and job growth, so he decided to stop by our studios for a chat.

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Thanks to NIU’s Matt Streb For Almost 10 Years with the WROK Morning Show

For almost a decade, political science professor and NIU's faculty athletic representative Matt Streb has joined us weekly to discuss any and everything related to the world of politics.

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It Turns Out That Illinois is a Pretty Good State for Working Moms

With Mother’s Day around the corner and more than 70 percent of moms with young children working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms.  And, guess what? The Land of Lincoln is among the best places for a working mom to be.

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Remember Cursive Handwriting? Springfield Says Your Kids Need to Learn It

I remember being a kid in school learning what was then called "penmanship." It was also referred to as "script," or "cursive." Whatever it was labeled, I soon discovered that I had virtually no aptitude for it whatsoever.

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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month In Illinois, So Let’s Start Seeing Motorcycles

As a pre-drivers license teenager, I had a on road/off road motorcycle that I used to ride around a farm and forest area that I had permission to use. I was looking forward to getting my drivers license, and my motorcycle license, too. The day that I came home from getting both, I discovered that my dad had sold my motorcycle that morning.

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Why Don’t Illinois Lawmakers Look at How Much Bills Cost Before Voting For Them?

I'm guessing that when you go out shopping, you don't just pile items in your cart without looking at what they cost. Unless you're a highly-compensated professional athlete, lottery winner, or all-around rich person, you just can't do it like that.

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NIU Political Science Professor Matt Streb on Trump, Taxes, and Springfield

For nearly a decade, Matt Streb, political science professor and faculty athletic representative at Northern Illinois University, has been joining us on Wednesday mornings for a topical discussion of the political world.

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Ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich’s Appeal to Reduce Sentence is Rejected by Appeals Court

A federal appeals court today rejected former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's bid to shorten his 14-year prison sentence in a public corruption case.

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