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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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How Financially Savvy are Illinoisans? We Could Be Better

I've heard people make the argument that schools should be teaching students life skills like balancing a checkbook, paying bills, or creating/maintaining a savings program. I tend to agree, and seeing where our state ranks among "financially savvy" states justifies that feeling for me.

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How Diverse is the State of Illinois? More Than You Might Think

We hear the word a lot every day. We hear about diverse backgrounds, diversity in hiring, diversity in education--but what about diversity in U.S. states? Let's see where Illinois ranks out of all 50 states.

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Feeding America Receives $1,000,000 Grant From The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation
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Congressman Randy Hultgren Discusses Help for the Opioid Epidemic and More on WROK

14th District Representative Randy Hultgren visits with us on the WROK Morning Show once a month. This morning's topics included his thoughts on the devastation in the Caribbean, fighting back against the opioid epidemic that's been sweeping our nation, and a really cool program designed to shine the spotlight on students and their technical achievements.

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Sheriff Gary Caruana Discusses the Budget Controversy on WROK

There's been a lot of ink spilled and voices raised over the topic of budget cuts and their effect on the Winnebago County Sheriff's office. This morning, Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana joined us on the WROK Morning Show to give his thoughts.

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FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Announces Crackdown Within Debt Collection Industry
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Illinois AG Lisa Madigan Says She’s Not Going to Run for Reelection

If you've lived in the Land of Lincoln for even a short period of time, I'm sure you've figured out that the political landscape of Illinois is a strange, ever-changing creature. Even knowing that, many are surprised at the Illinois Attorney General's statement.

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Video Gambling Revenue In Illinois Is On the Rise

The money from video gambling terminals continues to roll in five years after video gambling was legalized in Illinois.

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San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Proposes Putting Soda Tax On Nov. Ballot
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Thousands Demand That Cook County Repeal the Hated ‘Pop Tax’

The Cook County Board of Commissioners plans to consider today whether to repeal the county’s widely unpopular new sweetened beverages tax. The board’s decision, coupled with the multi-million dollar battle being waged by powerful out-of-state proponents of the tax, means that there's a lot of money on the line here.

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger Talks DACA, North Korea, and Hurricanes on WROK

Once a month, we visit with 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger. We cover current Washington happenings along with what's going on the district. This morning we wanted to get Congressman Kinzinger's thoughts on some very topical items.

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