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Minnesota Has Been Named ‘The Happiest State,’ But What About Illinois?

So, it's cold a lot and it snows plenty and there are mosquitos that can lift a grown man off the ground. But, at least they have ice fishing. Those things, plus (I'm guessing) a few others have combined to make Minnesota the happiest state in the nation, according to a new study. Illinois has all those things, too. Why aren't we the happiest?

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Rockford Area Crime Stoppers Wanted Fugitives 9-13-17

The following people are wanted fugitives. If you have any information about any of them, call Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 888-768-STOP(7867)

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Drone Footage Of Local Mall Shows It’s A Ghost Of What It Used To Be

The death of malls across the country is coming and if you look around town it's already taken some casualties.

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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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Rockford Fire Department Tweets Photos of 1928 Tornado Damage

Sometimes, when you're scrolling through social media, you'll come across the letters TIL. Those letters, if you weren't aware, stand for "Today I Learned." Well, thanks to a really interesting tweet by the Rockford Fire Department, today I learned (or, TIL) that Rockford experienced one hell of a tornado on September 14, 1928.

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Chicago Cubs and White Sox To Make a Young Girl’s Dream Come True

A 7-year-old girl with a 3-D printed hand wants to throw out the first pitch at every MLB park in the country. Who's going to make her dream come true?

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This Rockford Neighborhood Is Considered One Of The 'Most Dangerous' In The U.S.
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Fatal Car Accidents Are Up In Rockford

Ken Decoster from CrimeStoppers made his weekly visit to the show.

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If You Got a Call Promising You a Free Cruise, A Class-Action Lawsuit May Get You Some Cash

I don't know about you, but for my family, signing up for the National Do Not Call Registry did not give us the relief from telemarketers that we'd hoped for. As a matter of fact, we've barely noticed a drop-off in call volume at all. And we've been on the Do Not Call list for over 10 years.

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Rockford Area Gas Prices Are Up, But Beginning to Stabilize After Hurricanes

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey's smackdown of the Houston area, we were warned that gas prices would certainly be on the rise because of the extensive damage and flooding to the gasoline refineries in that area. It was also suggested by some that higher prices and shortages could last for months. Only part of that came true.

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Illinois Dog Has a Strange Hobby–Rescuing Earthworms

When you think of a "rescue dog," you probably have an image in your head of a family adopting a new family pet from a local shelter or care organization. Holliday, a female German Shepherd-Border Collie mix from East St. Louis, is a rescuer, not a rescuee.

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