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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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Long Wait Times for Your Prescription Could be Coming for Illinois residents
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Long Wait Times for Your Prescription Could be Coming for Illinois Residents

Need your prescription filled? If you live in Illinois you better be ready to hurry up and wait. Your pharmacist will be entitled to eight breaks per day under proposed legislation that will have you scratching your head in disgust.

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Looking For a High-Income Job? Being a Mayor Here in Illinois Pays Pretty Well

So, I'm sitting here in the office looking at an email from IllinoisPolicy about mayoral salaries here in Illinois, and I'm starting to think that perhaps I've made a vocational error. I'm learning that some of Illinois' mayors are among the highest-payed mayors in the entire world.

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Beware of Fake Water Department Workers Coming to Your Door

Another day, another scammer trying to steal our stuff, and this one is hitting a little too close to home.

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