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Only Two Places In Illinois Make “Safest Cities” List
I once saw a person get up and leave a live comedy show, saying that they "didn't feel safe there" because the headlining comedian had behaved inappropriately in his private life. Not feeling safe because of that struck me as being far more unreasonable than not feeling safe where you…
New Study Gives Rockford Poor Marks For Education
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 …
Study Says Illinois Is The 5th Most Fun State In The Country
The definition of fun is different, depending on who you're talking to. For some, fun is lights, loud music, and partying. For others, it's a binge marathon of true crime/serial killer shows on Discovery Plus. For one of my neighbors, it's ordering kids, dogs, and leaves off of his la…

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