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While Traffic Deaths Decline Nationally, They’re Increasing in Illinois

The first six months of 2017 have seen an uptick in the number of Illinois traffic fatalities over the same period in 2016, all while the rate of traffic deaths has slightly decreased nationally. Experts say there are several reasons.

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Credit Downgrade Aside, How is Illinois Doing When it Comes to Jobs?

There was a lot of discussion yesterday (with a lot more coming in the future) about Illinois' credit this week after Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings downgraded Illinois credit rating to near junk status. The next part of the discussion will be what effect the downgrade will have on Illinois' jobs market.

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Attendance at Rockford’s Sites and Attractions Went Up in 2016

Being big supporters of the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) as we are around here, we often salute the efforts of the RACVB to market Rockford as a travel destination to people outside our area. According to some new numbers released this week, we have good reason to applaud.

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Stroll on State 2016: By-the-Numbers

 

 

By now you may have heard that Rockford's Stroll on State, held on November 26th in downtown Rockford, set a new attendance record of 75,000 people. That's almost 10,000 more people enjoying the night than did last year.

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A Look at Concealed Carry Numbers in Illinois

Back in July of 2013, Illinois became the last state in the country to legalize concealed carry after a federal appeals court in December of 2012 struck down a previous ban on the carrying of concealed handguns. So, how many folks in Illinois went out and paid their money, took the required classes, and received their concealed carry licence (CCL)?

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A Few Numbers on The World Series

I'm planning on watching this year's World Series. Not nearly as intensely or emotionally as I'd hoped I would be just a couple of weeks ago, but I'm a Cub fan, and can say with a tad more sincerity than in past years, "Wait'll next year...

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