With Illinois leading the Midwest in outbound migration (people leaving), and being one of the top 3 states overall in losing population, it's understandable that you might not think any Illinois city is growing.
The other day, as I was watching my wife carry in a metric ton or two of Halloween candy from the garage, I happened upon an article that was talking about the hard line being drawn on Halloween trick-or-treaters by the city of Roanoke, Virginia.
Whether or not you choose to follow the guidance of Dr. Anthony Fauci is your business, and your business alone. But, Dr. Fauci, along with state and local health officials have given the green light for trick-or-treating next weekend.
When you look at headlines like "Rockford’s violent crime, shootings, assaults continue to climb," it really shouldn't come as a surprise that Rockford's position on the Illinois' Safest Cities list is pretty far down.
Looking at the results of a recently-published study on the most and least educated cities in the United States reminded me of a couple of quotes. One, from John Belushi in Animal House: "7 years of college down the drain," and the other from my dad: "Did 9 years of high school teach you nothing?"
The reason I bring this up is that I recently got an email from alert listener Gary, who had just found out that a package he ordered had been delivered to Rockford. Not our Rockford, but Rockford, Michigan.