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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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Where Illinois Sits on the Most vs. Least Gambling-Addicted States List

Gambling addiction, or "Gambling disorder," affects slightly more than 2% of the U.S. adult population, but the price tag for society is quite a bit higher, according to a study by the National Council on Problem Gambling. We're talking costs around the $6 billion mark. So, how much of that money is coming from Illinois?

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What are Illinoisans Asking Google About?

When I was a kid, like most every kid, I had questions. Lots and lots of them. My parents would do their level best to answer most of them, but sometimes, when they a) didn't know the answer, or b) they were tired of the barrage of questions, I was told to "go look it up." Since this time-period was before the advent of the internet, that meant going to the library. Today, as a parent, I tell my kids to "Google it."

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What’s the Most Purchased Car in Illinois? Take a Guess.

Sometimes, there's a big difference between the car you want, and the car you get. That difference is usually decided by sticker price.

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And for Dessert?

As I've mentioned before in this space, we are really looking forward to this weekend's annual Chili Shootout, Saturday at Aviators Stadium...

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