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Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
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Handwritten Gettysburg Address on Display this Month in Springfield

It's arguably the most famous speech in American history, and from November 13th through November 26th, you can check out one of 5 surviving copies of the Gettysburg Address (handwritten by Abraham Lincoln) at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Opens In South Florida
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Video Gambling Revenue In Illinois Is On the Rise

The money from video gambling terminals continues to roll in five years after video gambling was legalized in Illinois.

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Crowds Flock To Iowa State Fair For A Taste Of Agricultural Bounty
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Check Out Some of the Strange Foods of the Illinois State Fair

When you think of "Fair food," chances are you're thinking of something on a stick. Finding a way to serve up something on a skewer of some sort has become the trademark of fairs, whether we're talking county or state.

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William J. Kelly, Candidate for Illinois Governor, Visits with the WROK Morning Show

With 8 Democrats having thrown their hats into the upcoming Illinois governor's race, the field is proving to be a crowded one. Add one more name to the mix, this time on the Republican side. William J. Kelly is hoping to knock off Bruce Rauner in the gubernatorial primary on March 20.

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Illinois State Rep Sums Up the Reason Things Aren’t Getting Fixed in Springfield

Even if you've actively avoided the latest news about our state's financial problems, you're no doubt aware that we've got a few pressing money problems in Illinois--problems that require a concerted effort to address and tackle. So, why isn't that being done?

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Chamber President Einar Forsman Joined Us to Talk About Rockford’s Women in Business

Once every month or so, Rockford Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Einar Forsman joins us to talk business in the Rockford area, along with letting us know about some of the cool events that the Chamber has coming up.

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It Turns Out That Illinois Doesn’t Have Budget Problems–We Have Catfish Problems

Put the budget and the other financial problems Illinois is having on the back burner! As Illinois taxpayers wait to see if lawmakers can craft a budget before session ends May 31, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill prohibiting restaurants from labeling a menu item as catfish unless it actually contains catfish. Seriously.

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Why Don’t Illinois Lawmakers Look at How Much Bills Cost Before Voting For Them?

I'm guessing that when you go out shopping, you don't just pile items in your cart without looking at what they cost. Unless you're a highly-compensated professional athlete, lottery winner, or all-around rich person, you just can't do it like that.

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What Illinois’ Legislators Are Doing Instead of Balancing the Budget

Illinois is leading the Midwest in outbound migration, leading the Midwest in unemployment, and leading the Midwest in pension debt and unpaid bills. So naturally, our representatives in Springfield are talking about bacon and milkweeds.

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Illinois Policy’s Kristina Rasmussen Breaks Down Springfield’s Grand Bargain on WROK

As an Illinois taxpayer, maybe you're aware of something being worked on in Springfield called "The Grand Bargain." As Illinois Policy's Kristina Rasmussen explained to us today on the WROK Morning Show, given the host of financial problems our state has--it's not grand, and it certainly not a bargain for taxpayers.

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