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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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Kurt Parsons

Five Reasons to Move to Quincy

With a population over 40,000, Quincy is the perfect size for someone who wants to maintain a low-key lifestyle, but wants services that a big city can provide. There's plenty to like about Quincy. Here are some of the top reasons to live in the Gem City.

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Illinois License Plate Renewal – No More Mailed Notices

Everywhere I have lived, I would receive a notice in the mail reminding me that my license plate sticker is about to expire. It's not like your drivers license, where the expiration date is typically your birthday. So getting these friendly reminders in the mail is a good thing.

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Black Friday in Quincy and Hannibal

Once the turkey has been put away and the last piece of pumpkin pie has been consumed, it can be mean it's time for one thing – going out to do some shopping! Here is a guide to Black Friday deals in the Quincy/Hannibal area.

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10 Fun Facts About Quincy/Hannibal That Will Make You Say ‘I Didn’t Know That!’

It's always fun to learn new facts that make you say "I didn't know that!" Here are some interesting pieces of trivia about Quincy and Hannibal that might surprise you...

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Crazy Laws in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

There are a lot of crazy, weird and unusual laws still on the books in every state in America. Most of these laws were passed years and years ago in a very different time, and they simply have never been taken off the books. Upon looking at many of them, it's a real good thing these laws aren't still enforced.

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Five Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois

The Land of Lincoln has been the shooting location of choice for some of Hollywood's top filmmakers. Here is a list of five famous films shot in Illinois.

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Country Singers From Illinois

The number of country artists from Illinois is not as large as the number of country artists from Missouri, but it includes some good ones.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

The Most Instagrammed Places in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

A website called busbud has released a list of the most often Instagrammed places in each state and Canada. Here are the most popular places in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa... and a few more.

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