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Weird, Strange, and Bizarre Laws Still on Illinois’ Books–Part Two

Last week in this space I posted a piece called "You Probably Didn't Know These Things are Against the Law in Illinois." To be honest, I thought that would be the end of it. I mean, how many bizarro-world laws can one state have? Turns out, thanks to some research by alert listener Mike, we've got more. Plenty more.

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Downpours flood Chicago-area streets, basements -- with more rain on way
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Governor Rauner Extends Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines to Flooded Counties

There are many people, especially those who are dealing with the aftermath of this month's storms and flooding, who will be glad to say goodbye to July, 2017.

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How Do Illinois’ School Systems Compare with the Rest of the Country?

When matched up with school systems from all over the U.S., Illinois does surprisingly well, according to a new study, published today.

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Which Member of the Chicago Cubs Draws the Biggest Paycheck?

That's easy, right? It's gotta be Kris Bryant. Nope. How about Anthony Rizzo? Wrong again. Okay...Jon Lester? It's not him, either.

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You Probably Didn’t Know These Things Are Against the Law in Illinois

Every state (and many a city and town) has a few rather unusual laws on the books that while rarely enforced, remain in effect to this day. Illinois is certainly no exception to that.

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The Better Business Bureau Warns of Storm/Flood Chasing Scammers

Sharks aren't just found in bodies of salt water. The sharks that come to prey on you when disaster strikes are just as happy in fresh water--like the kind that's been pouring into your basement or through your damaged roof.

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Family, Friends, the FBI and State Police Pick up Search for Emily

The days continue to add up as family and friends continue to search Emily Anne Dull Anderson.

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Travel Blog Publishes Their Illinois Bucket List For Your Summer Stay-Cation

If you think that you'll have to come up with some big bucks to enjoy a vacation in some far-flung exotic spot, you're probably right. However, you can save those dollars with an Illinois-based "stay-cation," because we've got lots of things to see and do right here without breaking your budget (although, to be honest, Illinois has some really pricey things, too).

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Celebrity Sightings In Los Angeles - March 22, 2017
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Eight Illinois Restaurants Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

There are times when it seems that Guy Fieri's voice is heard more often in my house than mine is. That's cool with me, as we are unabashed "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" fans, and have been since the show came along in 2007. If you're a fan too, you may or may not know that there have been multiple Illinois restaurants featured on the show.

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Take a Rise and Shine Historic Bike Tour of Downtown Rockford July 29th

If you're looking to get a little exercise and learn some things you didn't know about downtown Rockford, Rockford's River District has just the thing for you coming up Saturday, July 29th.

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