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Better Drivers, Illinois or Wisconsin?

Let's settle this debate once and for all.

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Man Offers Chicagoans $100,000 for Their Dogs–Would You Sell Yours?

I don't remember exactly what my dog Lucy did, but at the time I was so completely exasperated by her behavior that I said something to the effect of "I swear if someone walked by right now and offered me five bucks for you, I'd sell in a heartbeat!!" Well, no one came by with a five spot...and I was just blustering anyway. There's no way I would have sold her for five bucks. Ten maybe...

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Don’t Let Your Choice of Illinois Vanity Plates Land You on the “Inhibit List”

Maybe you've got them, maybe you don't, but we're all pretty much aware that for a fee, you can choose the wording of your license plates here in Illinois--within reason. 

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Why Are So Many Millennials Leaving or Planning on Leaving Illinois?

There has been plenty of discussion recently about how our state of Illinois is leading the Midwest in what's called outbound migration. Outbound migration is another way of saying "leaving where they are and heading to someplace else," as in getting out of Illinois for better opportunities elsewhere.

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Nutella Lovers Rejoice! World’s 1st Nutella Cafe to Open Soon in Chicago

I like Nutella okay, I guess. I mean, it's fine. Kind of seems like a melted candy bar in a jar, but to each their own, right? Just because I'm not over the moon about Nutella doesn't mean that I don't understand those of you who are. And, believe me, I know you're out there. I live with a couple of Nutella nuts. A couple of Nutella nuts who'll be heading for Chicago very soon.

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Remember Cursive Handwriting? Springfield Says Your Kids Need to Learn It

I remember being a kid in school learning what was then called "penmanship." It was also referred to as "script," or "cursive." Whatever it was labeled, I soon discovered that I had virtually no aptitude for it whatsoever.

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11 Cool Illinois Drive-in Theaters That You Don't Know Existed
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11 Cool Illinois Drive-in Theaters That You Didn’t Know Existed

With the month of May here, that means many of you will be venturing outdoors a bit enjoying the natural scenery, but it also means some of you will be looking to combine your outdoor exploring with some modern entertainment. It's drive-in movie theater time!

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It Turns Out That Illinois is a Lot More Fun Than You May Have Thought

We've said it before, and it will be said many more times: "Illinois is too hard on itself." To be fair, many times we're hard on ourselves for good reasons--high property taxes, ineffective state government, massive pension debts, crime, corruption, to name just a few. But even with those negatives, it seems that Illinois is still fun. And, a lot more fun than many other states.

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Time To Be On The Lookout For Skunks in Illinois

It was around this time last year that my dog Lucy had her first encounter with a skunk during mating season--and it did not end well for Lucy. After 5 or so treatments with skunk smell removing solution, Lucy began to be a bit more tolerable to be around. She'll be delighted to know that the skunks are back and very active.

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Illinois Cops May Get a Device to Stop Distracted Driving

There's a new piece of technology police could soon be using to determine if a driver was using their phone moments before an accident occurred, and some people are NOT happy about it.

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