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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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It’s a New Year, But Strange, Old Laws Are Still on Illinois’ Books

When we get into late December and early January of any given year, many news outlets publish lists of new laws and regulations that go into effect at the beginning of the new year. What you don't often see are lists of the odd, archaic, or just plain weird old laws that are still around on the books throughout the state. Let's fix that.

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New Illinois Laws You Should Know Going Into 2016

Well, '‘Tis The Season' for new laws to be put in effect for the New Year.

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Two geese are seen on a piling, bottom right, at the Clark Street double-leaf trunnion bascule bridge, built in 1929, over the Chicago River March 31, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1915 an excursion boat named the Eastland, docked at this location, capsized killing 812 passengers, more passenger deaths than the Titanic three years earlier.
Tim Boyle, Getty Images Two geese are seen on a piling, bottom right, at the Clark Street double-leaf trunnion bascule bridge, built in 1929, over the Chicago River March 31, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1915 an excursion boat named the Eastland, docked at this location, capsized killing 812 passengers, more passenger deaths than the Titanic three years earlier.
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Chicago Marks 100 Years Since Eastland Disaster [PHOTOS]

One hundred years ago today, on July 24, 1915, the Eastland passenger ship listed to its side in the Chicago River between LaSalle Drive and Clark Street...

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Franchesco’s and Anderson Gardens to Open New Restaurant

Combine the breathtaking beauty of Anderson Japanese Gardens and the vast depth of skill of the Franchesco’s expert restaurateurs and you get: Fresco at the Gardens.  

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Holograms May Soon be Part of Your Life

As a confessed gadget-geek, I thought this look at the future of interactive imaging was extremely cool. And, it doesn't look to be that far in the future, either...

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