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Don’t Let Your Choice of Illinois Vanity Plates Land You on the “Inhibit List”

Maybe you've got them, maybe you don't, but we're all pretty much aware that for a fee, you can choose the wording of your license plates here in Illinois--within reason. 

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It’s Bug Season Again, So Let’s Look at Illinois’ Most Poisonous Creepy-Crawlies

On the WROK Morning Show, Joe Dredge and I have different takes on creepy-crawlies. Joe will scream and run at the sight of literally any snake, and I am no particular fan of up-close-and-personal encounters of the spider kind. Since I'm the dad around my house, I have to man up and deal with them anyway, though.

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Why Are So Many Millennials Leaving or Planning on Leaving Illinois?

There has been plenty of discussion recently about how our state of Illinois is leading the Midwest in what's called outbound migration. Outbound migration is another way of saying "leaving where they are and heading to someplace else," as in getting out of Illinois for better opportunities elsewhere.

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Nutella Lovers Rejoice! World’s 1st Nutella Cafe to Open Soon in Chicago

I like Nutella okay, I guess. I mean, it's fine. Kind of seems like a melted candy bar in a jar, but to each their own, right? Just because I'm not over the moon about Nutella doesn't mean that I don't understand those of you who are. And, believe me, I know you're out there. I live with a couple of Nutella nuts. A couple of Nutella nuts who'll be heading for Chicago very soon.

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Size Does Matter: How Illinois Compares Size-Wise with the World

We feature studies and surveys that compare our state of Illinois with the 49 other states in the union quite frequently. We've recently learned that our state is one of the toughest states for taxpayers, one of the best states to be a police officer, in the middle when it comes to entertainment, and one of the worst when it comes to overall happiness of residents.

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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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Moving Truck Prices Illustrate the High Demand to Leave Illinois

We've discussed the fact that Illinois is leading the Midwest in outbound migration before in this space (Here, here, and here), and we've covered the reasons, starting with high property taxes, that people are looking to get out. Now, taking a look at what a moving truck rental costs people who are leaving Illinois really drives the point home.

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger on Comey, North Korea, and Healthcare

Congressman Adam Kinzinger joins us monthly on the WROK Morning Show, almost always from Washington, DC. This morning, however, Kinzinger is in town for a discussion on economics and job growth, so he decided to stop by our studios for a chat.

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Illinois is One of America’s Best Places to be a Cop

With National Police Week kicking off next week on the 14th, we want to salute all the men and women of law enforcement. We also want to congratulate those who've chosen to serve and protect here in Illinois--because, according to a new report, they picked the right state.

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It Turns Out That Illinois is a Pretty Good State for Working Moms

With Mother’s Day around the corner and more than 70 percent of moms with young children working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms.  And, guess what? The Land of Lincoln is among the best places for a working mom to be.

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