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How Energy Efficient Are We in Illinois?

As the registered and certified dad in my house, I'm duty-bound to spend plenty of my time turning off lights, lowering the thermostat, and most importantly, asking my family if any or all of them were born in a barn. Like the commercial says, it's what you do. It's not that I'm obsessed with energy efficiency, it's more of an obsession about paying less in utilities. Is your house different?

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Grab A Pint With Your Pup At The Olympic

Andrea from GoRockford.com made her weekly visit to the show to let us know what to do this weekend.

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Iowa Mom Leaves Kids at Home Alone While She Vacations in Europe

My parents were hopelessly old-fashioned, it seems. I mean, when they went to Hawaii when I was a kid, they dropped me off for a week of cookies and soap operas with my grandparents. When they took a trip to Ireland, it was the same story again. Off to grandma's house. I guess a Johnston, Iowa mom thought that was one step too many for her.

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Brandon Saad Had a Hat Trick Last Night–So, What Happens to All the Hats?

The Chicago Blackhawks had their season-opener last night at the United Center in Chicago, and they showed up ready to play. The final score had the Hawks stomping the Pittsburgh Penguins 10-1. What's more, Brandon Saad, back with the Blackhawks once again, scored 3 goals (aka a "hat-trick"). So, what actually happens to the hundreds, if not thousands, of hats that were thrown on the ice in celebration?

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White Squirrels Rule This Illinois Town

If you are caught harassing one these albino squirrels, you could face a fine of $750.

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Take a Couple of Minutes to Get Hyped Up About the Cubs Going to the Playoffs

This morning on the WROK Morning Show, we were joined by our pal Mark Grote, who happens to be 1/3 of the best baseball broadcasting team on radio. Mark, along with the great Pat Hughes and former Cub & all-star Ron Coomer have brought you every single game this season on WROK--and they're ready for the playoffs. Are you?

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Rockford City Market Sets New Attendance Record

It seems that the combination of food, drink, music, friends, and a cool & eclectic vibe is really working for the Rockford City Market, the weekly Friday get-together in Downtown Rockford that just finished its May through September run.

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Rockford Area Crime Stoppers Wanted Fugitives 10-04-17

The following people are wanted fugitives. If you have any information about any of them, call Rockford Crime Stoppers at 888-769-STOP(7867).

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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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