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Stateline Police Will Be On The Lookout Distracted Drivers Next Week
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Stateline Police Will Be On The Lookout Distracted Drivers Next Week

So you think it's okay to glance over at that text message while driving? It's never a good idea, and next week it will be a really lousy idea.

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Illinois is Revising Our License Plates AGAIN

In January Illinois started distributing the newly designed state license plate to residents, and now they're already redesigning them after receiving a slew of complaints about the new design behind hard to read.

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Illinois Legislators Look to Fix the Trampoline Epidemic
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Illinois Legislators Look to Fix the Trampoline Epidemic

Illinois Budget Approved? Property tax freeze in place? Nope! Social services funded? Nope! Trampoline crisis solved? Yes!

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These Might Be the Lewdest-Sounding Town Names in the Midwest

A year or so back, I posted a piece in this space called "Some Illinois Towns Have Weird Names." Some of the Illinois towns mentioned as being weirdly named were: Goofy Ridge, Oblong, Lowpoint, Muddy, Ransom, and Preemption. Time to make the move from weirdness to lewdness.

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What Weird Things Are Illinoisans Searching For On Google?

A while back in this space, I posted a piece entitled "What are Illinoisans Asking Google About?" In a nutshell, it was a look at what each state, starting with our own, was asking Google about more than any other state. Some of the entries were a bit on the odd side, so today, let's go all the way to the weirdness.

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IDNR Issues a Turtle Advisory for Illinois Drivers
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IDNR Issues a Turtle Advisory for Illinois Drivers

As the weather arms up this weekend, and you travel Illinois' roadways, be on the look out for traveling turtles. 

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What’s the Most Distinctive Last Name in Illinois?

Before you guess, some explanation of the question is in order. By "distinctive" last name, I mean those that occur most often compared to the nation as a whole. Got it? Okay, make your guess--but think "Swedish" while you're doing it.

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There are NO Great White Sharks in the Illinois River
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There are NO Great White Sharks in the Illinois River

Great white sharks in the Illinois River? Not a chance!

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This Breed is America’s Favorite for the 26th Straight Year–But, What’s Illinois’ Favorite?

Twenty-six years in a row. If this dog breed were a sports team, we'd be using the word "dynasty."

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Police Looking for Illinois Man Who They Suspect Was Recording Girl in Changing Room

Suburban Police are on the hunt for a man after an incident at Target in Palatine last Sunday.

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