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Congressman Adam Kinzinger Reacts to the New York Terror Attack

Illinois' 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger joined us on the WROK Morning Show for his monthly visit this morning, and we discussed his thoughts on yesterday's horror in NYC, as well as the opioid epidemic/crisis, and his recent time spent in the district.

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Chicago is America’s #1 Cold Weather Holiday Destination

If you call yourself a "cold weather lover," then a new report out confirms what you already knew--for cold weather and all that comes with it, Chicago is the spot. If you despise freezing temperatures and what they bring, head for Orlando, Florida.

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RACVB Wants Your Thoughts on Rockford Tourism and Events

The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) has a new survey they'd like you take. Let them know your thoughts on the importance of tourism in the Rockford area, along with the events you love or don't like, and events you'd like to see here.

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Taxes Take a Bigger Piece of Illinoisans’ Income Than Our Neighbors

Illinois has been leading the Midwest in something called "Outbound Migration" for quite a while now. Outbound migration is just a fancy way of saying "people leaving the state." One of the prominent reasons for people hitting the road out of here (and there are many reasons) can be summed up in one word. Taxes.

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This Tasty Burger Is The Best In Illinois

When it comes to burgers we all have our favorites. This tasty burger was picked as the best of the best in Illinois.

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Here’s a Rundown of Stateline Area Trick-or-Treat Hours

With this coming Tuesday being Halloween, you might want to know when your little ghosts and ghoulies can head out for their candy run--or, what time the neighborhood monsters will start ringing your doorbell.

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Check Out Illinois’ Top Ten Colleges and Universities

Maybe you've got a soon-to-be college student at home, and you've been doing the college visit tour thing with them as you try to decide which institution will best fit your scholar, and more importantly, your budget. Many of us would like to keep our kids at a school somewhat close to home (rather than halfway across the country), and wonder which college or university in Illinois is the right pick.

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What You Need to Know About Leaf Collection/Disposal in Rockford

When my family and I moved into our current residence some 17 years ago, my first encounter with a neighbor was the guy next door, Brian, stopping by to ask me to please not burn leaves. I admit to being taken aback, since it was only the 1st day of August, but after his explanation of how the burning leaves affected his son's asthma, I quickly agreed. It wasn't all that long afterward that leaf burning was banned.

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It’s National Pumpkin Day, and Illinois is the King of Pumpkins

Every day is National "something" Day in America. From things like "greasy food day," to "breadstick day," even "knock-knock joke day," we've got a minimum of 365 national "fill in the blank" days to celebrate. Admittedly, celebrating each and every specialty topic day of the year is a bit much, but being from Illinois, we should celebrate today, because it's National Pumpkin Day--and you can't have it without Illinois.

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Illinois Motorists Could Soon Be Paying an Extra 30 Cents a Gallon
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Illinois Motorists Could Soon Be Paying an Extra 30 Cents a Gallon For Gasoline

If you fill up in Illinois, get ready for sticker shock at the pump, if lawmakers in Springfield get their way.

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