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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…
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-…
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. Lots and lots of outstanding chili, along with other delicious foods, beverages, great music, and a Wiffle Ball tournament...