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How Vulnerable to Identity Theft Are Illinois Residents?

Identity theft is, unfortunately, one of those terms that we've become all-too-familiar with over the last couple of decades. Major breaches of security involving some of the world's biggest retailers have made headline news, with millions of people finding out that their information has been compromised. Are there any states that are less vulnerable to these hacks than others? 

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Barbershoppers Join Riley and Joe in Studio for Mini-Concert

Friday morning, we were treated to a preview show from members of the Rockford Barbershop Chorus live in our studio. The chapter quartet, who call themselves "Inspiration," knocked it out of the park as they previewed their 69th annual show coming up Saturday, October 28th.

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WROK’s Tom Leu In Las Vegas Describes the Post-Shooting Mood

When we found out the our friend (and the host of WROK's outstanding music show, Sound Matters) Tom Leu would be spending some time in Las Vegas this week, we asked if he wouldn't mind calling in to let us know what the vibe was a couple of weeks after the awful events that shocked us so much.

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Bag Ban at Winnebago County Courthouse Takes Effect Monday

We were told by Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana that having to chop $4.3 million from his department would mean plenty of layoffs and cutbacks. The "bag ban" that begins Monday, October 23rd at the Winnebago County Courthouse is an example.

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Illinois’ Video Gambling Take is Now Beating Casino Revenues

This is the very first year that video gambling has added more to state coffers than casino gambling since Illinois began keeping track of these things in 2012.

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How Energy Efficient Are We in Illinois?

As the registered and certified dad in my house, I'm duty-bound to spend plenty of my time turning off lights, lowering the thermostat, and most importantly, asking my family if any or all of them were born in a barn. Like the commercial says, it's what you do. It's not that I'm obsessed with energy efficiency, it's more of an obsession about paying less in utilities. Is your house different?

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Rockford Restaurant Now Serves ‘Cookie Dough Flights’ and Life Will Never Be the Same

The cookie dough flight features chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, double chocolate and speculaas, and I wish I had it in front of me right now.

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80 Layoffs at Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office

$4 million dollars in budget cuts, leads to 80 layoffs for the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office.

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Jordan Spates is Officially in Custody

Jordan D Spates who shot Deputy Wright of the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department is behind bars.

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Rockford Guy Looking for Girl Who Works at ‘Bago McDonald’s’

Everyone loves McDonald's so why not find love at McDonald's?

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