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U.S. Civil War Comes To An End
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USA Today Reader’s Poll Says These Are Illinois’ Top Attractions

Pop quiz, hotshot. Our state of Illinois, while nowhere near the tourism capital of the United States, still managed to draw how many visitors in 2016? If you just shouted "110 million!" at your monitor--congrats. You nailed it.

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Hosts Back To School Savings Open House
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The Best Selling Item in Illinois Walmart Stores is…Puzzling

If someone had said that they'd give me a million dollars if I could tell them what the number-one best selling item is at Illinois Walmart stores--they'd be keeping their money. Seriously, I wouldn't have guessed this in 6 months of trying.

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Rockford’s ‘Rain Art’ is Back Again, and It’s All Over Town

If you're a lover (or even a "kinda like-r) of art in all its many forms, Rockford is a great town to live in. Between the museums, the galleries, and the many art-related events our city has, you might think that we wouldn't have any space for even more art--but, you'd be wrong. Look down.

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World’s Largest Loop Roller Coaster Coming Next Year to Six Flags in Gurnee

Y'know, I'll never forget my last ride on a roller coaster. Because that's what it was--my last ride on a roller coaster. I was in my early 20s, and despite having had a miserable experience on every previous roller coaster spin I'd taken, I thought that this time would be better, because a very pretty girl asked me ever-so-sweetly to ride with her. That was a big error on both our parts.

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One of the Top 2 Best Places in the Country to Raise a Family is Just North of Rockford

According to a new study, the best place in the nation to raise a family is Overland Park, Kansas. However, the second-place finisher is to our north, not too far from Rockford. Sorry Machesney Park, Rockton, Roscoe, and Durand--it's further north than you.

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Rockford Area Crime Stoppers Wanted Fugitives 9-6-17

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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‘Picnic En Plein Air’ is Returning to Rockford’s River District

I know that it looks like a typographical error, but "Picnic En Plein Air" is the actual spelling of a really cool event to be held in the heart of Rockford's River District on Saturday, September 16th. So what is it?

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House Republican Leadership Addresses The Media After Party Conference Meeting
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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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Discover Orange Bowl - Northern Illinois v Florida State
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NIU Named to ‘Safest Colleges in America’ List

Northern Illinois University in Dekalb says that their number one priority is community safety.

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Canadian Wildfires Causing Haze–and Spectacular Sunsets for the Rockford Area

That campfire-ish scent that was wafting through the stateline last week has been chalked up to Canadian wildfires, and now another side-effect of those wildfires, this time visual, is here in the form of really cool, colorful sunsets.

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