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You Now Must Be 21 To Buy Tobacco in One Illinois County

NBC 5 is reporting that Lake County will be the first county in Illinois that will change the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21.

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Minnesota Has Been Named ‘The Happiest State,’ But What About Illinois?

So, it's cold a lot and it snows plenty and there are mosquitos that can lift a grown man off the ground. But, at least they have ice fishing. Those things, plus (I'm guessing) a few others have combined to make Minnesota the happiest state in the nation, according to a new study. Illinois has all those things, too. Why aren't we the happiest?

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San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Proposes Putting Soda Tax On Nov. Ballot
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Thousands Demand That Cook County Repeal the Hated ‘Pop Tax’

The Cook County Board of Commissioners plans to consider today whether to repeal the county’s widely unpopular new sweetened beverages tax. The board’s decision, coupled with the multi-million dollar battle being waged by powerful out-of-state proponents of the tax, means that there's a lot of money on the line here.

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How Happy Is Illinois?

Has living in Illinois got you down? Do you have to explain to others why you live here? Do you wonder where on the scale of happiness Illinois lands?

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Illinois Dog Has a Strange Hobby–Rescuing Earthworms

When you think of a "rescue dog," you probably have an image in your head of a family adopting a new family pet from a local shelter or care organization. Holliday, a female German Shepherd-Border Collie mix from East St. Louis, is a rescuer, not a rescuee.

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USA Today Reader’s Poll Says These Are Illinois’ Top Attractions

Pop quiz, hotshot. Our state of Illinois, while nowhere near the tourism capital of the United States, still managed to draw how many visitors in 2016? If you just shouted "110 million!" at your monitor--congrats. You nailed it.

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The Best Selling Item in Illinois Walmart Stores is…Puzzling

If someone had said that they'd give me a million dollars if I could tell them what the number-one best selling item is at Illinois Walmart stores--they'd be keeping their money. Seriously, I wouldn't have guessed this in 6 months of trying.

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An Illinois City Is Listed As the Worst Place To Raise Kids

If you're looking to raise your kids in a great environment then you need to avoid this Illinois city. It was recently listed as one of the worst places to raise your children.

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World’s Largest Loop Roller Coaster Coming Next Year to Six Flags in Gurnee

Y'know, I'll never forget my last ride on a roller coaster. Because that's what it was--my last ride on a roller coaster. I was in my early 20s, and despite having had a miserable experience on every previous roller coaster spin I'd taken, I thought that this time would be better, because a very pretty girl asked me ever-so-sweetly to ride with her. That was a big error on both our parts.

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One of the Top 2 Best Places in the Country to Raise a Family is Just North of Rockford

According to a new study, the best place in the nation to raise a family is Overland Park, Kansas. However, the second-place finisher is to our north, not too far from Rockford. Sorry Machesney Park, Rockton, Roscoe, and Durand--it's further north than you.

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