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Mark Wiewel Keeps Pedaling for Food Pantries [Interview]

Mark Wiewel, the President & CEO of the Western Catholic Union, is zeroing in on raising a quarter of a million dollars with his "Bike for Food" fundraising ride. In the previous nine years, Wiewel has raised $203-thousand for food pantries in Quincy, Alton, Hannibal, Palmyra, Canton and Ft. Madison.

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Somsak Sudthangtum

Slate Assigns Porterhouse, Spare Ribs and Loose Meat as ‘Official’ Meats of the Tri-States

If each state in America had an "official" meat, what would those state meats be? That's the question Slate Magazine attempted to answer in the article 'The United Steaks of America.' Slate's effort is impressive. Meats were not allowed to be used twice, only mammal meat qualified for the list, and stews and sandwiches were not necessarily eligible. Here's what was decided for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa:

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How Illinois, Missouri and Iowa Rank For Summer Road Trips

Summer is a time for travel for many of us, and WalletHub has compiled rankings of where each state stands as best or worst states for travel, including Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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

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Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, and Alabama to headline 2015 Iowa State Fair
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2015 Iowa State Fair Entertainment Lineup Includes Carrie Underwood, Reba, Alabama

Des Moines is kind of a drive from here, but a trip to this year's Iowa State Fair might be worth it for country music fans. The 2015 entertainment lineup includes country music stars like Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, and Alabama and Justin Moore. 

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Kurt Parsons

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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Looking for a Job? You Might Want to Apply in Des Moines

WalletHub has announced the best and worst cities in 2015 for finding a job. To compile their list, key metrics such as job opportunities and employment growth were analyzed across 150 of the country's most-populated cities. Des Moines, Iowa came in second in the nation, and leads a sparse list of cities in the Midwest that scored highly on the survey.

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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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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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World Records Set in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa

Some pretty interesting world records have been set in our area states of Missouri, Illinois and Iowa.

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