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Reality Check

Reality Check is a new section written and managed by Alex Gary, communications manager for Thinker Ventures. Alex specializes in digging up truthful, relevant and raw statistics. Thanks Alex for taking time to put this together!

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Reality Check
By Alex Gary / February 23, 2017

College enrollment rising faster than readiness

In 2014, the Illinois State Board of began tracking and publishing in its yearly scorecards the percentage of students who...

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Reality Check
By Alex Gary / February 21, 2017

Red-hot housing market finished 2016 strong

After years of disturbingly drastic declines in home prices, the Winnebago County housing market had its 10th straight quarter of...

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Reality Check
By Alex Gary / February 9, 2017

Planning out 2017? Look to Trip Advisor

Whenever I'm in a new city, if I'm going to stop to eat, I look on Trip Advisor to see...

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Reality Check
By Alex Gary / January 24, 2017

Rockford makes international affordability ranking

The Rockford area has long been known to be one of the most affordable housing markets in the United States....

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Reality Check
By Alex Gary / January 19, 2017

In one respect, the Great Recession has yet to end in Rockford

Economists use all kinds of metrics to measure the economic health of a region. And in every aspect, the Rockford-area...

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Reality Check
By Alex Gary / January 18, 2017

Rockford not immune from distressing suicide trend

With still two months of coroners inquests to complete, Winnebago County already set a depressing record in 2016 - teen...

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Reality Check
By Alex Gary / December 29, 2016

Rockford incomes above the curve in 2015

ROCKFORD – Rockford-area residents snapped a depressing streak in 2015, for the first time since 2009 the per-capita personal income...

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Reality Check
By Alex Gary / December 23, 2016

Rockford economy in transition

A recent report on the Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index generated positive headlines for Rockford earlier this month. In its...

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Reality Check
By Alex Gary / December 19, 2016

Rockford ranks poorly in diabetes rankings

The latest report in the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series should ring alarm bells across the area – in...

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Reality Check
By transformrockford / November 6, 2016

Rising ACT scores lone positive for District 205 on annualrr report cards

Rising ACT scores lone positive for District 205 on annualrr report cards Rockford School District students had their highest aggregate...

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