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Illinois is the Only Shrinking State in the Midwest

You probably can't tell from just looking around, but there are fewer fellow Illinoisans around you now than there were just a few short years ago.

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Here’s the Latest on Rockford’s Snow Sculpting Competition

Every Friday morning at around 7:25, we spend a few minutes with our good friend Laura Gibbs-Green of the Rockford Park District, as she fills us in on all the cool events and activities lined up for you and your family. This morning, we discussed the recently postponed Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition. In particular, what happens next.

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New Study Shows That Illinois is a Pretty Good Place to Raise Kids

We've often lamented that Illinois too often shows up poorly in lists of good things about states, and ranks very highly on the lists of bad things. When it comes to raising kids, it seems that we're not great, but we're doing pretty well.

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It’s a New Year, But Strange, Old Laws Are Still on Illinois’ Books

When we get into late December and early January of any given year, many news outlets publish lists of new laws and regulations that go into effect at the beginning of the new year. What you don't often see are lists of the odd, archaic, or just plain weird old laws that are still around on the books throughout the state. Let's fix that.

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4 Illinois Residents Arrested After a Young Man Was Tied and Tortured Facebook Live
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4 Illinois Residents Arrested After a Young Man Was Tied and Tortured Facebook Live

Facebook Live is a great tool when used for good, unfortunately, some residents of Chicago had other ideas and are now in police custody.

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Aurora Emergency Crew Rescues Woman and Dog from Icy Pond

When the family dog went chasing after some ducks on a half-frozen pond, the dog ended up falling through the ice. When the dog's owner tried to rescue Bailey the golden labrador, the situation got a whole lot worse.

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Illinois Dept of Transportation to Use Drones

Drones are everywhere nowadays, and now they could be watching you as you travel Illinois roadways.

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Suburban House Pays Tribute to Prince with Holiday Lights

For music lovers, one of the toughest blows delivered by 2016 was the death of Prince in April. For the big-time Prince fans out there, it probably seems like it was yesterday. I'm sure that's the case with the homeowners in Park Ridge, Illinois, who are drawing a lot of visitors with their Christmas lights Prince tribute.

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9 New Illinois Laws You Should Know Going into 2017

It's that time of year again, here are nine new laws to be put in effect in the New Year.

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Rockford is One of the Best Christmas Towns in Illinois

As has been pointed out in the past, Rockford finds itself on too many lists of non-positive things, and on too few of the positive lists. However, when it comes to celebrating Christmas, we here in the Forest City can hold our heads high.

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