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Illinoisans and the Rest of the Country Are Hitting the Road Over the 4th of July

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue. With 1.25 million more travels than last year, 2017 will be marked as the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend ever.

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Forget the East Coast Snow, Remember the Chicago Blizzard of 1967?

Over the past few days, we've been treated to a lot of news about snow. First, the Rockford area got some long-overdue snow to (hopefully) wrap up the season. Then, over the last two days we've been bombarded with news about the blizzard on the east coast. But, how many of us remember the Big Snow, or the Chicago Blizzard of 1967?

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Tonight’s Powerball Jackpot Might be the 10th Largest in the Game’s History

If you're anything like me, and I know I am--you'd love to win the lottery. However, the problem with my desire to be a lottery winner is the fact that I never buy a ticket. Okay, maybe never is not quite right. I bought a Powerball ticket once, when the jackpot went over a billion dollars. Since you're reading this now, you've probably surmised that I didn't win. I guess I only play when we get into record-breaking territory.

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Illinois Thanksgiving Holiday Travelers May Set New Record

For many Illinoisans, this Thanksgiving holiday weekend will be over the river, through the woods, going through TSA checkpoints, paying tolls, and waiting in traffic to get to grandmother's house, as a record amount of people will be traveling one way or another.

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Chicago Sets Tourism Record

You would think with Chicago's crime problems, featured prominently in news stories around the world, tourists would be staying away in droves. You would also be wrong, as it turns out.

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Check Out This Record-Setting Roller Coaster

As I have pointed out previously in this space, I have a problem with heights. Always have had, always will, I'm afraid. I don't have a problem with speed, or twists and turns, but if we're going to go higher than about 10 feet, you'll have to count me out...

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Queen Elizabeth’s Reign is a New Record

As of 5:30pm (GMT), Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain's longest ruling monarch, taking over the title from her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, who, according to a release from Buckingham Palace, reigned for precisely 23,226 days, 16 hours, and 23 minutes...

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Visitor Spending in Rockford Sets a Record!

Visitors to Winnebago county have set a record. In particular, a spending record. How does a $340 million injection into the local economy sound...

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3 Hour Canadian Tornado Might be World’s Longest

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You might be looking at a record-setting tornado. The huge tornado that ripped through Manitoba on Monday was on the ground for almost 3 hours, and miraculously, no one was killed...

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Rockford’s City Market Sets Attendance Record

It appears, after a long, cold winter, Rockford was more than ready to start the spring/summer season by showing up in record numbers to the opening night of Rockford City Market last Friday...

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