Contact Us
illinois

illinois - Page 2

471192948
Getty Images
[

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.

Read More

Getty Images
Getty Images
[

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.

Read More

88551768
Getty Images
[

Kane County is Fed Up With Crowing Roosters, So They’ve Made Them Illegal

As my grandfather used to say, "If you outlaw roosters, only outlaws will have roosters." At least I think that was something he used to say...maybe not. But, if he did say things like that, he'd be looking toward Aurora when he said it. Which he probably didn't. 

Read More

The Secret Tax In the Illinois Budget No One is Talking About
Joe Raedle/ Getty Images
[

The Secret Tax In the Illinois Budget No One is Talking About

Like it or not, Illinois workers will have to endure an 32% increase in their income tax when they get their next paycheck this month, but there's another tax increase no one is talking about. This one amounts to a whopping $95 million dollars.

Read More

Category: Articles Tags: ,
530682389
Caiaimage, Getty Images
[

Grab a Good Book, Along With Fishing Poles & Tackle at Cherry Valley Pubic Library

Some things in life were just meant to go together. Things like summer and BBQ, open windows and cool breezes, movies and popcorn, and of course, books and fishing. Wait...what?

Read More

The Wall That Heals, traveling half scale replica of the
John Greim, Getty Images
[

The Wall That Heals Will be in Sycamore Next Week

For those who are unfamiliar with it,The Wall That Heals is a 250-foot-long replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., and bears the names of more than 58,000 men and women who died serving in the Vietnam war.

Read More

This Illinois Tax Hike Calculator Shows How Much More You'll Pay
Thinkstock
[

This Illinois Tax Hike Calculator Shows How Much More You’ll Pay

If you're wondering just how much this new 32% tax hike will cost you, this simple calculator will tell you.

Read More

Illinois Finally Has a Budget
Thinkstock
[

Rockford Residents Respond to Illinois’ New Budget in Four Words

We asked Rockford residents to describe how they feel about Illinois' new budget in four words; these were the best responses.

Read More

17th Annual MTV Movie Awards - Show
Getty Images
[

Aurora Sets World Record with Wayne’s World Headbanging

Admit it, you've probably done it. You were in the car when "Bohemian Rhapsody" came on the radio, and at a certain part in the song, you let the headbanging rip just like they did in "Wayne's World."

Read More

Two Rockford Area Legislators Could Stop the 32% Permanent Tax Increase
ILGA Photos
[

Two Rockford Area Legislators Could Stop the 32% Permanent Tax Increase

Over the weekend, the Illinois Senate and House passed measures to increase the income tax each worker in Illinois pays.

Read More

Category: Articles Tags:

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1440wrok.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Insider quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Insider contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.