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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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Rauner sworn in as Illinois governor, says business as usual would be 'morally corrupt'
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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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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. 

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

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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?

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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.

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

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