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Illinois Gas Prices Continue to Rise
It's not your imagination. You actually are paying more for a gallon of gas today than you did last month, and almost 25 cents more than you did last year at this time. And yes, the rise in prices is continuing.
Illinois is One of America's Best Places to be a Cop
With National Police Week kicking off next week on the 14th, we want to salute all the men and women of law enforcement. We also want to congratulate those who've chosen to serve and protect here in Illinois--because, according to a new report, they picked the right state.
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 mone…
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 ge…
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 lic…
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. I also enjoy how he tortures (all in fun, no waterboarding yet) the contestants on his current…
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 Ne…

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