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An Illinois City Is Listed As the Worst Place To Raise Kids

If you're looking to raise your kids in a great environment then you need to avoid this Illinois city. It was recently listed as one of the worst places to raise your children.

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World’s Largest Loop Roller Coaster Coming Next Year to Six Flags in Gurnee

Y'know, I'll never forget my last ride on a roller coaster. Because that's what it was--my last ride on a roller coaster. I was in my early 20s, and despite having had a miserable experience on every previous roller coaster spin I'd taken, I thought that this time would be better, because a very pretty girl asked me ever-so-sweetly to ride with her. That was a big error on both our parts.

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One of the Top 2 Best Places in the Country to Raise a Family is Just North of Rockford

According to a new study, the best place in the nation to raise a family is Overland Park, Kansas. However, the second-place finisher is to our north, not too far from Rockford. Sorry Machesney Park, Rockton, Roscoe, and Durand--it's further north than you.

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‘Picnic En Plein Air’ is Returning to Rockford’s River District

I know that it looks like a typographical error, but "Picnic En Plein Air" is the actual spelling of a really cool event to be held in the heart of Rockford's River District on Saturday, September 16th. So what is it?

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger Talks DACA, North Korea, and Hurricanes on WROK

Once a month, we visit with 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger. We cover current Washington happenings along with what's going on the district. This morning we wanted to get Congressman Kinzinger's thoughts on some very topical items.

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In Illinois Each Vehicle Will Need Its Own I-PASS Or Tolls Double

If you drive on Illinois Tollways make sure your car has its very own I-Pass transponder, otherwise your fees will double in 2018.

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Illinois Gas Prices Have Hit the Highest Average Pump Price of the Year

After watching the disaster in Houston unfold over the last week, I'm really trying to avoid complaining about the little annoyances of my life--but I'm willing to make an exception when it comes to gas prices. We have something to complain about.

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What Does the Old Farmer’s Almanac Say About Rockford’s Coming Winter?

With weather being the number one topic in America for the second straight week, I've started to think a bit about what the winter of 2017-2018 will look like for the Rockford area. I figure that a publication that's been around since Washington was president would be my best source for that info. Plus, it's sitting here on my desk, so I didn't have to actually search for anything...

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Where Illinois Ranks on the List of the Best/Worst States to Have a Baby

My wife Amy and I really never considered geography when it came to bringing our children into this world. Well, maybe a little. I was born at Rockford Memorial (now Mercyhealth), Amy was born at SwedishAmerican, so there were 30 seconds or so of debate about which hospital we'd go with for our first child. Who won the debate? OSF St. Anthony.

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Oh, Great. These Guys Are Back Again–With a Vengeance

If the building that houses our radio stations is any indicator, our area is being invaded once again by that bug that most people don't know much about. The Box Elder Bug.

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