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These Are Illinois’ Highest-Paying Jobs

It only took a couple of minutes, but after reading's piece on the "100 Highest Paying Jobs in Illinois," I came to realize that I've made a vocational error. My mom, it turns out, was right. I should have become a dentist (#10 on the list).

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Time-Lapse Video of Illinois’ Beauty

If you let it, the seemingly unending stream of Illinois' woes that you see every single day in the news can really get you down. All the talk about budget fights and impasses, high crime and violence rates, high taxes, and the fact that we lead the nation in people who want to leave their state can make you forget about some of the things we can be proud of.

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Rockford Could Learn a Thing or Two From Bruges, Belgium

Rockford and the city of Bruges (pronounced "Brooj"), Belgium have something in common. Both our cities love beer. Both our cities also have in-town brewers who make incredibly good beer. However, Bruges has made an interesting move to get the beer from the local brewers to every tap in town. They've installed a "beer pipeline."

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