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What’s the Best Day of the Week to Buy Gas in Rockford?

If you're like me, and I know I am--you've never really considered what day of the week it is while stopping to fill up with gas. I mean, call me old school, but I generally fill up when it appears that my tank is low and in need of a refuel. Now I find out that's been costing me money.

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Illinois Has the Highest Tax Rates in America

It's tax season once again, so keep in mind that you've got about a month to change over from the "wearing of the green" to the "sending of your green" to the government. Woo-hoo.

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Let’s See Who Made the Best/Worst Small Towns in Illinois List

First off, for those who are expecting a low-ranking for the city of Rockford, relax. Rockford didn't make the list, because our population is too large to meet the criteria of 25,000 to 100,000 people. Some of you in neighboring communities, however, might not like the ranking your hometown gets.

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Is Illinois One of the Best, or Worst States for Having Babies?

Our friend Lori, who sat in for Joe Dredge on the WROK Morning Show while Joe was off on a medical leave, is pregnant. If you were to ask her, she'd probably say "Very pregnant." Lori and her husband Ryan will welcome their baby girl in just a couple of months. Lori's child will be born here in Illinois, as were my two, and it's likely that yours were, too. But, could we have picked a better state in which to give birth?

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Illinois is One of the Best States for Teen Drivers

I'm not generally a nervous person. I wouldn't go so far as to call myself unflappable (there have been moments in my life when I've been highly flappable, to be honest), but I'm lucky enough not to suffer with much anxiety...although when my 16 year old got his driver's license, I was definitely biting my nails and cutting back on caffeine.

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TV Chef Reviews Amazon’s Worst Food Gadgets

I've been an Alton Brown fan for years. I loved his "Good Eats" show on Food Network, in which he seamlessly combined science and cooking, along with a healthy dollop of laughs...

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China Has the Worst Traffic Jams on Earth

I sometimes laugh a bit when someone complains about being caught in Rockford's rush hour. Not that it can't be a pain, but c'mon...you know that there are places so much worse, like Chicago and Milwaukee, both close enough that you could go see for yourself without having to go to New York, Houston, or the American grand-daddy of traffic jams, Los Angeles...

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Is This Guy China’s Worst Driver?

Off the top of your head, can you tell me, roughly, how many people there are in China? If you said "1.357 billion!!", congratulations. You've shown that you can Google and read something else at the same time...

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Enough with the Selfies Already!

In the entire time I've been a smartphone owner, I've taken exactly two selfies. Two. That's it. I should also mention that I took them to send to my wife for her approval of my clothing choices when she wasn't around to critique me in person...

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