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The Rattiest City In America Is In Illinois And Now I've Thrown Up In My Mouth
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The Rattiest City In America Is In Illinois And Now I’ve Thrown Up In My Mouth

There's one city in Illinois that is more rat-infested than any other, according to the people at Orkin Pest Control.

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How Energy Efficient Are We in Illinois?

As the registered and certified dad in my house, I'm duty-bound to spend plenty of my time turning off lights, lowering the thermostat, and most importantly, asking my family if any or all of them were born in a barn. Like the commercial says, it's what you do. It's not that I'm obsessed with energy efficiency, it's more of an obsession about paying less in utilities. Is your house different?

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3 Places to Spot A Ghost Only a Short Car Drive Away

Put yourself in a Halloweeny mood with a road trip to these famously haunted places in Illinois.

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Creepy Illinois Bridge Is Definitely Haunted
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Creepy Illinois Bridge Is Definitely Haunted

Stay off this bridge! This bridge is not for the faint of heart. This has has got to be the creepiest bridge in all of Illinois.

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Brandon Saad Had a Hat Trick Last Night–So, What Happens to All the Hats?

The Chicago Blackhawks had their season-opener last night at the United Center in Chicago, and they showed up ready to play. The final score had the Hawks stomping the Pittsburgh Penguins 10-1. What's more, Brandon Saad, back with the Blackhawks once again, scored 3 goals (aka a "hat-trick"). So, what actually happens to the hundreds, if not thousands, of hats that were thrown on the ice in celebration?

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White Squirrels Rule This Illinois Town
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White Squirrels Rule This Illinois Town

If you are caught harassing one these albino squirrels, you could face a fine of $750.

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Illinois Lawmakers are Getting Serious About a Gas Tax Hike

As a native Illinoisan, I'm rarely surprised by the goings-on in Springfield. I mean, after the recent multi-billion dollar tax hike, coupled with dubious claims of balancing the budget that we know aren't true--how could the idea of the state reaching even further into our pockets come as a surprise? It doesn't. But, it's still making me angry.

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Rockford City Council Approves Purchase of ‘ShotSpotter’ for Police

With the images of gun violence, panic, injury, and death at the forefront of everyone's mind yesterday, the Rockford City Council has approved the purchase of the ShotSpotter Flex, a gunfire detection and location analyzer system.

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How Financially Savvy are Illinoisans? We Could Be Better

I've heard people make the argument that schools should be teaching students life skills like balancing a checkbook, paying bills, or creating/maintaining a savings program. I tend to agree, and seeing where our state ranks among "financially savvy" states justifies that feeling for me.

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Illinois Department of Transportation is Looking for Seasonal Help to Clear Snow and Ice

If plowing, shoveling, and scraping off your own property during a winter snowstorm is not enough for you, and you'd love nothing more than plow, shovel, and scrape your way through Northern Illinois this winter--get in touch with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). They're looking for help.

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