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Looking For a High-Income Job? Being a Mayor Here in Illinois Pays Pretty Well

So, I'm sitting here in the office looking at an email from IllinoisPolicy about mayoral salaries here in Illinois, and I'm starting to think that perhaps I've made a vocational error. I'm learning that some of Illinois' mayors are among the highest-payed mayors in the entire world.

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Forget the East Coast Snow, Remember the Chicago Blizzard of 1967?

Over the past few days, we've been treated to a lot of news about snow. First, the Rockford area got some long-overdue snow to (hopefully) wrap up the season. Then, over the last two days we've been bombarded with news about the blizzard on the east coast. But, how many of us remember the Big Snow, or the Chicago Blizzard of 1967?

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A Harry Potter Festival is Coming to Aurora

Heads up Potterheads! Mark Sunday, July 30, 2017 on your calendars now because the world of Harry Potter is taking over the Water Street Mall in Aurora, IL, and you won't want to miss it!

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Lincoln Museum to Explore the Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry

Abraham Lincoln, a long-time Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals season-ticket holder, used to show up at both Wrigley Field and Busch Stadium Cubs-Cardinals games in disguise to avoid a violent reaction from either team's fans should the crowd think Lincoln was choosing one squad over the other. Deep down though, Honest Abe bled Cubbie blue.

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Chicago to Double Price of Parking Around Wrigley Field

When your team breaks a 108-year record and finally wins the World Series Championship, it's no surprise Chicago Cubs ticket prices go up. Now the city of Chicago will be cashing in on Cubs popularity by raising parking prices around Wrigley Field as well. 

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Chicago Hotel Offers Incredible Rate to Honor Chicago Cubs Championship

If you're one of many who are planning to attend the Chicago Cubs home opener at Wrigley Field on April 10th, a downtown Chicago hotel is offering you the chance to save big on a room.

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Shedd Aquarium Admission Is Free Starting February 10th

There is already one museum offering free admission all month in Chicago. Now, another popular attraction is opening its door for free. 

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Does Rockford Get Any Snow Anymore?

My wife Amy, who loves any and all things involving snow more than most little kids do, looked at me last night as we were outside with our dog, and sadly said, "Remember when Rockford used to get snow in wintertime?"

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Here’s How You Sit in a Wrigley Field Seat in Rockford

The short explanation is that you buy one and bring it home. Then, place it somewhere in a spot of honor in your home here in Rockford. Then, sit in it as often as you please. If you've got the spare cash it'll take to get yourself one, that is.

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Ever Want to Be in a Commercial? Chicago Company Casting Two Commercials

A Chicago casting company is looking for actors for two upcoming commercial shoots.

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