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A Record Number of Illinoisans Are Hitting the Road Memorial Day Weekend

After a drop-off in holiday travel during the Great Recession, Illinois, along with a big chunk of America, is ready to hit the road over Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

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Remove This from Your Car Because it’s Illegal in Illinois

This would be the first time I've heard about this law but nonetheless, I don't want to get ticketed for more when I get pulled over.

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This Will Fix Rockford's Roundabout Problem
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One Small Change Will Fix Rockford’s Big ‘Wreck-It Roundabout’ Problem

An investigative report on the news last night got me thinking about Rockford's roundabout problem.

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Seeing Bad Behavior on Rockford’s Streets? It May Be a Millennial

Both my kids are (depending on the chart you look at) millennials, that group of Americans that are constantly (usually with good reason) excoriated for narcissism, bad manners, lack of respect, inability to deal with things that don't go their way, etc. Now, according to Chicago AAA, they're the worst-behaved drivers on our roads.

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Is it Legal to Drive with Your Hazard Lights on in Illinois?

Because if it isn't, half of the drivers on I-90 last night should probably get a ticket.

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Illinois is One of the Toughest States for High-Risk Drivers

17% of your waking hours (about 18 hours) are spent behind the wheel of a car each and every week if you're an average American. However, sharing the roads with lots of high-risk drives makes it seem like a lot more.

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Rising Oil Prices Cause Gasoline Price Spike
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9 Places You Can Get the Cheapest Gas in Rockford Today

Time to fill up! Rockford gas prices have officially dipped under $2 a gallon. It is a summer miracle, and we should all absolutely take advantage of it.

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Illinois is One of the Best States for Teen Drivers

I'm not generally a nervous person. I wouldn't go so far as to call myself unflappable (there have been moments in my life when I've been highly flappable, to be honest), but I'm lucky enough not to suffer with much anxiety...although when my 16 year old got his driver's license, I was definitely biting my nails and cutting back on caffeine.

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Best and Worst Times to Drive This Holiday Season

There is a method to the madness of driving during the holiday season.

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This Illinois Highway Was Ranked The 'Worst' In The Country
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This Illinois Highway Was Ranked The ‘Worst’ In The Country

You know you're doing something right (or wrong) when you're ranked the best (or worst.) In this case, if you've ever driven on this highway you know exactly why it's the worst.

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