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Travel Blog Publishes Their Illinois Bucket List For Your Summer Stay-Cation

If you think that you'll have to come up with some big bucks to enjoy a vacation in some far-flung exotic spot, you're probably right. However, you can save those dollars with an Illinois-based "stay-cation," because we've got lots of things to see and do right here without breaking your budget (although, to be honest, Illinois has some really pricey things, too).

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Eight Illinois Restaurants Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

There are times when it seems that Guy Fieri's voice is heard more often in my house than mine is. That's cool with me, as we are unabashed "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" fans, and have been since the show came along in 2007. If you're a fan too, you may or may not know that there have been multiple Illinois restaurants featured on the show.

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Former Speaker Of The House Dennis Hastert Enters Guilty Plea In Hush Money Case
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Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert is Back in Illinois After Release From Federal Prison

Thirteen months after he went to federal prison on a bank fraud conviction that stemmed from "hush money" payments to a former student he sexually abused back when Hastert was an Illinois high school wrestling coach, The ex-speaker is now under the supervision of a residential re-entry management field office based in Chicago.

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These Are The Most Stolen Vehicles in Illinois

Having been the victim of a car theft myself, I can tell you that it's a pretty unpleasant experience (as you might have already guessed). Luckily, no one was threatened or hurt--although I never saw my car or the stuff in it ever again. Maybe I should have gone with a less theft-inviting model.

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This Redesign of Illinois’ State Flag is Bad

 

I'm going to come right out and say it, our state's flag for Illinois is boring. I really don't like it.

However, this redesign of the state flag is well, is just plain bad. 

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Your Landline Phone in Illinois is Safe, For Now
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Your Landline Phone in Illinois is Safe, For Now

July 1st has come and gone, and Illinois residents, still have their landline phones, for now. However, things could soon change.

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Governor Rauner on the WROK Morning Show Talking Schools and Funding

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is none-too-pleased about the recent override of his veto, which has resulted in a major tax increase and some serious friction involving school funding. This morning, he joined us to spread the word about SB-1, and why he's dead set against it.

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Northern Lights Will be Visible This Weekend in Northern Illinois
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Northern Lights Will be Visible This Weekend in Northern Illinois

(UPDATED) A big storm is exploding on the sun, which could lead to a light show here on earth this weekend. Beware, there is a G2 (Kp=6)-geomagnetic storm watch for Sunday.

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Illinois’ Taxes Are Going Up, But Our Energy Costs Are Lower Than Most States

I have been giving myself too much credit. I thought, being the dad in my household, that my constant demands that my family "turn off that light if you're not in the room," or "close that door, I'm not heating/cooling the outside," or the classic "if you're that cold, put on a sweater" were actually keeping our energy bills lower. It turns out that it is because Illinois is one of America's least energy expensive states.

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14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren Talks Politics, Healthcare and More on WROK

This morning, Congressman Randy Hultgren joined us for our monthly get-together. Lots of things are going on in Washington besides the political intrigue, so we covered a variety of topics.

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