We haven't had a working budget in the Land of Lincoln for years. We've got pension problems galore, the highest property taxes in the nation, and a pile of overdue bills that would make the strongest desk sag under the weight. So really, could any state be in worse economic shape that we are? In a word: yes.
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.
Years ago, my neighborhood had an ongoing "yard of the month" award, complete with a sign that declared your yard to be awesome, and, I think a gift card was thrown in as well. I wouldn't know for sure, because my yard never won.
Anytime someone puts together a list of the "best of _______," or the "worst of ________," you are guaranteed an argument. The biggest reason, or course, is that so many best/worst of lists are entirely subjective.
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 money.
If 2017 is the year you've decided to change/begin your career, you're probably hoping to make a change into a job with opportunities for growth and advancement, along with a better paycheck. What careers in Illinois would fit in with your game plan?
It's a cold day in the Rockford area. Expected high temperature of about 22 degrees, with windchill reading in the single digits. If ever a day (or several days) called for some hot chocolate, it's today. And, if you're looking for what many are calling America's best hot chocolate, you'll need to see a woman named Mindy.
I read once that the surest way to provoke an argument is to open a discussion of politics or religion. There's no doubt that those topics can produce some serious disagreements, but I think an even quicker way to get an argument going is to produce a "best _____" list.
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