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Chicago’s Reviled Soda Tax is Getting a $2M Commercial Campaign

A new, penny-per-ounce tax on all sweetened, pre-packaged beverages in Chicago--aka the "Pop Tax"--went into effect on August 1st, and not surprisingly, poll after poll has shown that the majority (68%) of those asked about the pop tax absolutely hate it.

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Who Should Play the Coronado in 2018? [POLL]

Check out this poll and let us know who should play The Coronado PAC in 2018.

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Illinois Attorney General Warns of Solar Eclipse Scams

What are a few pairs of injured eyes to a scam artist?

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10 Best Wineries in Illinois

Wine lovers, plan your road trip now. A new survey says these are the top 10 wineries your need to visit in Illinois.

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They’ve Scientifically Determined Which Chicago Team Is The Most Fun To Watch

Going to a sporting event in Chicago can be quite an ordeal. So where should you go to make sure you have the best time?

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Illinois Students Carry More Student Debt Than Most of the Country

If it makes you feel any better, Illinois does better than the rest of the Midwest.

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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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Where Does Illinois Place on the List of Most/Least Strict States on DUI?

The short answer is that Illinois, like every other state, takes a rather dim view of driving under the influence. Some places may be a bit easier or tougher on offenders, but in the Land of Lincoln, it's still going to cost you a pile of money, time, and other difficulties.

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If You Want to View the Full Solar Eclipse in Illinois–Better Head South

By now, I'm sure you've heard all the buzz about the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. For the 2017 eclipse, there is a strip of land about 70 miles wide or so (called the "path of totality") that stretches from central Oregon through South Carolina. In Illinois, that path is through the bottom fourth of the state.

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Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $262 Million
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So, Nobody Won $346M in the MegaMillions Jackpot Tuesday–Will $382M Work for You?

In the interests of full (and somewhat idiotic) disclosure, I rarely, if ever, play the lottery. However, when I do--I wait for the jackpot to become astronomical. Take last night's Mega-Millions lottery drawing for example. I guess I couldn't be bothered with a paltry $346,000,000. But on Friday, when the jackpot will be just south of $400,000,000, I'll probably grab a ticket.

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