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US Traveler Challenge. How Many States Have You Been To?

My girlfriend and I took a road trip recently to add to our "state list". Well, let me rephrase that. It was to add to her state list. I had already visited all of the states we drove through except one.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

The Best YouTube Videos of Quincy, Illinois

Sitting around with nothing to do this afternoon, I decided to type "Quincy, IL" in the search box at YouTube. Here are a few of the notable videos that came up.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Need a Flu Shot? Flu Shot Locations in the Quincy / Hannibal Area

On Monday I was working on both Y101 and KICK-FM as the flu bug hit two of our on-air employees. This flu bug is getting bad around here. I am sure anyone reading this has heard the stories of friends suffering from the flu this year as well.

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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.

St Boniface Cemetery

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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John Moore, Getty Images

Illinois Attorney General Releases Holiday Safe Shopping Guide

Attorney General Lisa Madigan today released her annual Safe Shopping Guide highlighting hazardous toys, children’s products and household items that have been recalled over the past year to help Illinois families ensure their home is a safe for the holidays.

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Illinois and Iowa Among the Drunkest States in America

According to Bloomberg, Illinois and Iowa are both among the top 10 most drunk states in America.

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ThinkStock

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. Here's what they found for the three states in our area: Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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Crazy headlines, weird news
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Crazy Headlines from Across the Tri-States

Is there anyone that is not amused by weird, funny and bizarre news? Stupid criminals, far-out inventions, local characters... for many of us, those are the stories that make the news worth reading! Here are some crazy headlines from around Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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Election Day 2014

Polls are open until 7 p.m. in Missouri and Illinois today.

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