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Colp, Illinois Will Decide Mayor’s Race With a Coin Flip

I'm sure the very first question that comes to mind is "Where the h*** is Colp, Illinois?" Good question, but next time, let's watch the language. Colp, Illinois is almost exactly 367.2 miles south of Rockford, or about a 5 hour, 20 minute ride down I-39 to I-57.

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These Might Be the Lewdest-Sounding Town Names in the Midwest

A year or so back, I posted a piece in this space called "Some Illinois Towns Have Weird Names." Some of the Illinois towns mentioned as being weirdly named were: Goofy Ridge, Oblong, Lowpoint, Muddy, Ransom, and Preemption. Time to make the move from weirdness to lewdness.

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How Illinois’ Tax Burden Compares With Other States

Don't look now, but on the 18th of this month, Uncle Sam, on both the state and federal levels, will be looking for his cut of your earnings. If you've ever had the feeling that a bigger piece of your pie gets taken here in Illinois than in many other states--you're right.

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What Weird Things Are Illinoisans Searching For On Google?

A while back in this space, I posted a piece entitled "What are Illinoisans Asking Google About?" In a nutshell, it was a look at what each state, starting with our own, was asking Google about more than any other state. Some of the entries were a bit on the odd side, so today, let's go all the way to the weirdness.

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IDNR Issues a Turtle Advisory for Illinois Drivers
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IDNR Issues a Turtle Advisory for Illinois Drivers

As the weather arms up this weekend, and you travel Illinois' roadways, be on the look out for traveling turtles. 

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Are You Ready For Self-Driving Cars Here in Illinois?

I was just out in the Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona area a few weeks back, and besides 85 degree weather and Chicago Cubs spring training baseball, the thing (or things) that got my attention the most was the prevalence of self-driving cars undergoing testing on the streets.

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What’s the Most Distinctive Last Name in Illinois?

Before you guess, some explanation of the question is in order. By "distinctive" last name, I mean those that occur most often compared to the nation as a whole. Got it? Okay, make your guess--but think "Swedish" while you're doing it.

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Chicago Tourism Sets New Record, And Many Make the Trip to Rockford, Too

In spite of it's global reputation as a violent city, Chicago ended up setting a new record for tourist visits last year with 31 major conventions, the NFL Draft, and of course, the World Champion Chicago Cubs drawing folks from all over. And, although they came for the Windy City, many tourists are opting to take a ride out to Rockford, too.

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So, Just How Stressed Out Are People Living in Illinois?

Sure, you may be stressing since we're into tax season once again. But once mid-April goes by, how's your overall stress level as a citizen of Illinois? It may be lower than you'd expect.

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Spring Is Here, and Gas Prices Are On The Rise

Ah, those magical words "Summer-Blend" are being spoken once again, and you know what that means: gas prices are heading upward once again.

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