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IDNR Issues a Turtle Advisory for Illinois Drivers
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IDNR Issues a Turtle Advisory for Illinois Drivers

As the weather arms up this weekend, and you travel Illinois' roadways, be on the look out for traveling turtles. 

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It’s Pothole Season Once Again in Rockford

We've long had an incorrect adage in these parts about seasons: The only seasons we have in Rockford are winter and road construction. Not true. We actually have three of them if you include pothole season.

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Rockford Roads Have Seen Better Days (Again)

Your alignment, shocks, struts, and tires are going to need a little t.l.c. this spring. When will crews starting fixing up the most annoying part of driving through Rockford?

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Illinois is One of the Toughest States for High-Risk Drivers

17% of your waking hours (about 18 hours) are spent behind the wheel of a car each and every week if you're an average American. However, sharing the roads with lots of high-risk drives makes it seem like a lot more.

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What’ll It Be, Illinois: Gas Tax or Mileage Tax?

Not much of a choice for Illinois' consumers, but when our state needs to drop $41 billion over the next 10 years on fixing our roads and updating our infrastructure, lawmakers are looking at a big reach into your pockets.

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Rockford Should Do This on Perryville Road

Around this time each year in Rockford, we really start to complain about what old man winter has done to our streets. Lumps, bumps, and potholes galore. This idea won't do anything to alleviate those road hazards, but it might make traversing them a lot more enjoyable.

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Distracted Drivers Admit Romantic Encounters, Changing Clothes Behind Wheel

Much of the discussion about distracted driving involves texting while behind the wheel. And while plenty of motorists admit to doing just that, a new survey also sheds light on more unusual activities that are problems on our roads...

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Fatalities on Illinois Roads Down This Year vs. Last

Jim Anderson -- Illinois Radio Network

Fatalities on Illinois roads are down this year vs. last – but they’re making a comeback.

Fatalities stand at 822, which is 85 fewer than at this time last year, and it’s possible to finish the year under 900, if people put their phones down and take other safety measures, says State Police Lt...

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