Popular Discount Chain Closing More Illinois Store Locations
With just a few weeks left in 2023, there's another national discount chain that has decided to close a store in the Land of Lincoln. Popular Chain Closing at Least 50 Stores By End of Year. According to the U.S. Sun, there are around 1,400 Big Lots stores in America,...
Trader Joe’s Wants Your Suggestions for New Store Locations
Trader Joe's has developed sort of a cult following over the years even though it is not widely available across the U.S. The California-based chain currently has more than 500 stores throughout the country where it sells groceries including its own private label products for significant less than comparable name-brands.
Study Says This is the Worst County in Wisconsin to Live
Where do you think is the worst area of Wisconsin to live? Is it up north, could it be near Lake Michigan or is it near the Illinois border?. Where are the worst places to live in the state of Wisconsin?. There isn't a town in the state that couldn't...
Top 4 Respiratory Viruses Going Around Illinois Right Now
Maybe the best gift to give this holiday season isn't a physical present, but the gift of wellness. Illinoisans are getting hit hard with all sorts of respiratory viruses. Just a few weeks ago, I was out with strep throat for days after I came down with a nasty 103 fever, ear infections, irritated throat, and every symptom in the book. Fast forward to today, I have either a severe cold or the flu. No matter what kind of sickness it is, it's not fun to feel crappy.
Police Officers Capture Elf on a Shelf Following ‘Scooter’ Joyride
An elf has been returned home following a brief run-in with police officers. The Bryant Police Department recently shared a video of one of its officers visiting a home in the Little Rock, Arkansas suburb. Officer Sturdevant is seen approaching the home where she speaks to a young resident, Lyric.
VIDEO: Why Did Canadian Air Force Just Fly Over a Missouri Farm?
Something peculiar just happened in Missouri and I don't have a good answer as to why. A new video share shows what appears to be planes from the Canadian Air Force that just flew over a remote farm in Missouri. When I first came across this new video on YouTube,...
Missouri’s Richest Small Town? Everyone Makes More Than 200 Grand
Having too much money can complicate your life. Just ask the residents of Missouri's richest small town where everyone makes way more than 200 grand. Cha-ching. I've driven by this Missouri place a few times, but have never driven through it that I can remember. That's probably because all of the neighborhoods and homes in this tiny Missouri town are guarded by very large guard dogs and henchmen. That might be a slight exaggeration, but the homes there are very nice.
Changes are coming in 2024 to Paid Leave for workers in Illinois
The new year is bringing new laws to the Land of Lincoln, and one of the most important changes coming in 2024 has to do with your paid leave, here is what you need to know!. According to Crowell, Paid Leave for workers in Illinois will undergo some significant changes including the days being front-loaded, and use-it-or-lose-it policies. In the article, they go on to say...
This Is Forcing Iowa Couples To Want Fewer Children
The American family is shrinking. In 1960 the average family size was 3.67. In 2022 it was 3.13. Couples are simply having fewer children which has some economists worried. Why is Iowa one of the top 10 states in the country planning to have even fewer children in the future?
Indiana Police Dog Finds Finds Burglar Hiding in Wood Stove
A Delaware County K9 foils a burglar's plans and finds his ash. It reads like a story straight out of a Scooby Doo episode. However, there was no mystery machine, just a couple of vehicles from the Indiana DNR Division of Law Enforcement and the Delaware County Sheriff's Department. Also, replace Scooby with Marley. Local law enforcement was investigating a burglary when they located a suspicious red GMC Sierra pickup truck packed full of random stolen items according to the Indiana DNR Division of Law Enforcement's Facebook page,
Hang In There: Longer Seeming Days Are Head as The Earliest Sunset of The Year is December 8th
The days will soon start seeming a bit longer! Here's why the earliest sunset isn't on Winter Solstice. This time of year it always surprises me how early the sunsets. It has been this way my entire life, but sunsets in the 4:00 hour still always surprise me. During this time of year, it can seem depressing because the nights seem so long, and the lack of sunlight can take a toll on your mental health. Many people struggle this time of year because it's cold, dark, and often dreary. But hang in there, the stretches of daylight will soon start to seem longer!
Here’s Why Tons Of Illinoisans Are Feeling Depressed Right Now
If you've felt a drastic change in your mood recently, you're not alone. Tons of Illinois residents are feeling the winter blues and it's not going away anytime soon. In the summer time, we tend to be outside more soaking in all that free vitamin D from the sun, the breeze, and be more active. Once fall and winter hit in the Midwest, seasonal hibernation kicks in and sometimes it's hard to get outside with dropping temperatures.
This Popular TikTok Prank Could Cost Illinois Residents $25,000
Before you try the "One Twelve" prank that has gone viral on TikTok, be aware that it could land you, or someone else, a fine of up to $25,000!. I'm a big fan of a harmless prank, meaning a prank that makes someone else look or feel like an idiot but does not cause any bodily harm.
Things That Will Be Banned In Illinois In 2024
There are over 500 new laws that take effect on January 1, 2024, in the state of Illinois. Here are some of the things that will be banned next year. There are a total of 566 bills that Illinois Governor, J.B. Pritzker signed into law. Among Illinois' newest laws are some things that are banned.
Did You Know Your Travel Mug’s Lid is Probably Full of Mold?
Sure, you're probably thinking "oh, no. Not my mug. I wash that thing all the time." Unfortunately, you might still be carrying around a travel cup that is quickly becoming an ideal home for mold. How Mold Grows In Your Travel Mug. Just because you don't see any mold doesn't...
Knock, Knock, Knock: Goose Taps Her Beak on Door of Wildlife Hospital Where Her Mate Is
Are you ready for all the feels with this adorable story that is the perfect 'remember when' for this time of year as a reminder of the joy that's out there?. Let's head to Cape Cod to the quaint town of Barnstable, Massachusetts where a Canada goose was receiving some treatment at the Cape Wildlife Center in July 2021. The center named him Arnold while he was there and they know him and his feathered mate well as they live on a nearby pond.
LA Man Leads Illinois Cops On A High Speed Chase For 115 Miles!
I hear that a tour of Illinois' I-57 is just lovely at this time of year, but since I don't have the time right now to find out for myself, what with it being the holiday season and all, I guess I'll just have to ask this guy about it:
30+ Places People in Minnesota Want to Visit to Escape Winter Weather
30+ Places People in Minnesota Want to Visit to Escape Winter Weather. This is what I call the "calm before the storm". Before we know it, Mother Nature is going to show us some real winter weather in the Midwest and we are all going to be looking through our closets for our warmest winter coats and hats.
Here Are The 3 Most Festive Holiday Cocktails In Minnesota
If you want to spice up your holiday season this year, we've found the three most festive drinks you need to try here in Minnesota!. When it comes to holiday drinks, a tradition in my family is to have a piping hot Tom and Jerry on Christmas Eve. It's an egg nog-like drink with a little rum and brandy, along with a thick, cinnamon-infused batter.
90s Classic Commercial Jingle Makes a Comeback in Minnesota
If you lived in Minnesota in the 90s, a classic commercial jingle from back then is back again, just in time for winter. I admit, I'm a sucker for both jingles and nostalgia, so this story was right up my alley. It centers on one of those earworms-- the kind that gets stuck in your head and you're then stuck singing the rest of the day-- but this isn't a song, it's a TV and radio commercial jingle.
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