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This Breed is America’s Favorite for the 26th Straight Year–But, What’s Illinois’ Favorite?

Twenty-six years in a row. If this dog breed were a sports team, we'd be using the word "dynasty."

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Illinois Policy’s Kristina Rasmussen Breaks Down Springfield’s Grand Bargain on WROK

As an Illinois taxpayer, maybe you're aware of something being worked on in Springfield called "The Grand Bargain." As Illinois Policy's Kristina Rasmussen explained to us today on the WROK Morning Show, given the host of financial problems our state has--it's not grand, and it certainly not a bargain for taxpayers.

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New Poll Says That Illinois Voters Want Pot to be Legalized

First, it was medical marijuana, then decriminalization, now lawmakers in Springfield have moved the discussion on to the legalization of pot. Does it surprise you that voters in Illinois say that they support this measure?

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Looking For a High-Income Job? Being a Mayor Here in Illinois Pays Pretty Well

So, I'm sitting here in the office looking at an email from IllinoisPolicy about mayoral salaries here in Illinois, and I'm starting to think that perhaps I've made a vocational error. I'm learning that some of Illinois' mayors are among the highest-payed mayors in the entire world.

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Why you might want to bet on West Virginia or Wisconsin in the NCAA

The Fighting Illini's new basketball coach has a simple task ahead - win recruiting in his own state.

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Follow Up: Rockford Area Police Make Arrests During Weekend Roadside Safety Checks

On Friday, as we were heading into St. Patrick's Day Weekend, I posted a piece here called "This Weekend, Saying No to a Breathalyzer Means Saying Yes to a Jail Visit." I pointed out that area law enforcement would be doing roadside safety checks to keep impaired drivers off the roads, and that refusing a breathalyzer test would land you in jail. It appears that not everyone listened.

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Beer Falls Off Truck in Joliet, Citizens Help Themselves, Toast Driver

It seems that about three times a year, we'll see a story about how the back doors of a money-laden armored car just "flew open" on a turnpike someplace, dumping cash all over the roadway, much to the delight of passers-by. Well, if you can't find free cash on the streets, you might as well have some beer.

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Why is Wisconsin Attracting So Many People From Illinois?

Michael Lucci, director of jobs and growth at IllinoisPolicy.org joined us today on the WROK Morning Show, and he brought with him several startling facts about the state of our state. One big takeaway from our conversation is: Illinois is losing people.

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Should Illinois or Northwestern be considered ‘our college?’

Which Big 10 school should be considered "our school?"

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Forget the East Coast Snow, Remember the Chicago Blizzard of 1967?

Over the past few days, we've been treated to a lot of news about snow. First, the Rockford area got some long-overdue snow to (hopefully) wrap up the season. Then, over the last two days we've been bombarded with news about the blizzard on the east coast. But, how many of us remember the Big Snow, or the Chicago Blizzard of 1967?

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