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QUIZ: Is this a City in Illinois or a Pokemon Character?

You think you know Pokemon characters? How about cities in the Land of Lincoln? Think you can distinguish between the two? Good luck.

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Not All Illinoisans Pleased About This Top 10 List

While much attention has been focused on income taxes of late, the financial website WalletHub takes a deeper look into the tax trough. 

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Airbnb

The Most Incredible Rental House Ever (and It’s Right Up the Road!)

Looking for a nearby place to crash? There are a few Airbnb options in the Quincy/Hannibal vicinity. Some nice guest bedrooms, a couple bungalows, and even downtown loft or two. Hell, you wanna camp in my backyard? I'm cool with it.

But if you’ve got the cash, allow me to share one more option for you.

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“American Pickers” to Film in Illinois

The stars of History’s “American Pickers” are coming to our neck of the woods in search of treasure!

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2015 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival - Day 1
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Check Out Who’s Playing the Illinois State Fair!

Headliners for this year's Illinois State Fair have been announced and there is PLENTY to be excited about! Check out the full lineup!

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Winning Lotto Ticket Sold at Quincy Hy-Vee

Check your tickets!! An Illinois Lottery ticket worth $700,000 was sold at the Quincy Hy-Vee on Broadway on Friday. As of this posting, the winner has not yet claimed his/her prize...

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New Federal Budget Proposes Cut Of Amtrak Subsidies
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Amtrak Train Serving the Tri-States Derails

One of the Amtrak trains that serves the Tri-State area, The Southwest Chief, was involved in a derailment today west of Ft. Dodge, Kansas shortly after midnight central time.  

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The Oldest Restaurants by State

Here's something I've never really thought about, but it's pretty neat. ThrillList.com has done a bunch of research and tracked down the oldest continuously operating restaurants for each state, and Washington D.C. 

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Natallia Hudyma
Natallia Hudyma

Strange Town Names in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

There are a lot of strange places in America, and there are a lot of weird town names. Maybe you've heard of Intercourse, Pennsylvania? What about Santa Claus, Indiana, Hell, Michigan or Friendly, West Virginia? Every state has at least a handful of town names that raise eyebrows. Here are a few crazy town names from Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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A Tragic Christmas: Remembering The Victims of Quincy’s St. Francis School Fire

A short and simple bit of general news was mixed in with dozens of other announcements in the Quincy Daily Journal on Dec. 14, 1899: "The children of the parochial school of St. Francis church are practicing for a play to be given the day after Christmas." Sadly, that play never happened.

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