Women don't get enough credit in my opinion. You always hear about successful men who have accomplished a lot with their career, but in this case it's a tip of the hat to the richest woman in Illinois who has managed to achieve a net worth that is 12 times that of even world famous actress Sandra Bullock.
When I think of valuable coins, I think of those held by collectors that end up going to auction. In this case, that's not accurate. You might want to check your Missouri pennies as one was found in circulation that later sold for 18,000 bucks.
There are sadly many small towns in the Midwest that are struggling. However, among those, there is one in Illinois that is the poorest of them all where more than 50% of the residents live in poverty.