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Beware of Cicada Killers in Illinois

Please don’t confuse cicada killers with Asian giant hornets. People living in different parts of Illinois often confuse Asian giant hornets with cicada killers. However, there are certain differences between the two species. First of all, Asian giant hornets are not yet present in Illinois. So you don’t have to worry about them because they are found in Washington, D.C. in a large number. According to Ken Johnson, wasps have an undeserved bad reputation. He is a horticulture educator at the University of Illinois Extension. Most of their species are bad and aggressive, but not all of them are harmful to humans, animals, and plants. Admittedly they can be intimidating insects, especially large ones. So it is integral to know where they are found and what the basic differences between them are.
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4 Movies that were filmed in Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake is a city in McHenry County in the U.S. State of Illinois. This city has been named after a lake 1.6 miles southwest of the city’s downtown, Crystal Lake is 45 miles northwest of Chicago. According to the United States Census of July 2019, the estimated population of this city was 39,829. Crystal Lake is the largest city in McHenry County, part of the Chicago Metropolitan area. One of the fun facts about this city is that Crystal Lake is famous for being the home of serial killer Jason Voorhees.
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Illinois to begin random electronic checks for uninsured motorists on July 1

(The Center Square) – Beginning July 1, Illinois will start using automatic electronic checks to detect drivers without auto insurance. Twice a year, Illinois motorists will be subject to random checks. Currently, an estimated 15 to 18 percent of Illinois’ 8.5 million motorists are driving without auto insurance. Kevin Martin,...
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Severe storms could hit Central Illinois Sunday

CENTRAL ILLINOIS — Parts of Central Illinois could be in for a couple of rounds of severe thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and evening. According to the National Weather Service, a line of thunderstorms could clip Bloomington-Normal and areas north later this afternoon. More widespread storms are expected across the region later Sunday night along a cold front.
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3 famous people who lived in Galesburg, Illinois

When I went to college in Galesburg, the one name that kept popping up was Carl Sandburg. Carl Sandburg's name was called out as being Galesburg's most famous resident. Sandburg is the renowned poet and author who won three Pulitzer Prizes in poetry and for his biography of Abraham Lincoln.

Illinois: NWS Says A “Confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado” had touched down near Woodridge

You can follow us on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook. NWS Says A “Confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado” had touched down near Woodridge. Calling it a “life-threatening situation,” the National Weather Service announced Sunday night that a “confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado” had touched down near Woodridge, causing damage to several communities.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 1AM CDT for several counties south of Chicago in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southern Will County in northeastern Illinois... Kankakee County in northeastern Illinois... Northern Newton County in northwestern Indiana... Porter County in northwestern Indiana... Lake County in northwestern Indiana... Northwestern Jasper County in northwestern Indiana... * Until 100 AM CDT. * At 1141 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Whiting to near Elwood, moving east at 35 mph. These storms have a history of producing wind damage. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. * Locations impacted include... Hammond, Gary, Portage, Merrillville, Valparaiso, East Chicago, Schererville, Hobart, Kankakee, Crown Point, Highland, Munster, Bourbonnais, Bradley, Chesterton, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Manteno, Wilmington and Peotone. Including the following interstates... I-55 between mile markers 239 and 242. I-57 between mile markers 310 and 330. Indiana I-80 between mile markers 1 and 16. Indiana I-90 between mile markers 3 and 34. Indiana I-94 between mile markers 16 and 32. Indiana I-65 between mile markers 227 and 261.
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5 killed in Fayette County crash

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Five people are dead after a two-vehicle crash in Fayette County. Illinois State Police said the crash happened around 3:14 p.m. Saturday on US Route 40 east of Fayette County road N 1750 street. Police said a Pontiac was driving westbound and ran off onto...
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Five dead in car crash between Vandalia and Effingham, according to police

Five people died in a crash on U.S. Route 40 between Vandalia and Effingham on Saturday afternoon, according to Illinois State Police. Lloyd A. Rowe, a 50-year-old resident of Brownstown, was driving west on the highway near N. 1750 St. at around 3:15 p.m. when he drove off onto the right shoulder for unknown reasons. He overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle, skidding into the path of an eastbound oncoming car, police said.

WATCH: HOT25 – Juneteenth Celebrations in Decatur

June 20, 2021 – The NowDecatur team headed to the Juneteeth Celebration in downtown Decatur and the new Juneteenth Multicultural Celebration at the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater for the HOT25, Driven by the Bob Brady Auto Group! Watch the video now!
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9 Things You Must Do Underneath The Summer Sun In Illinois

Summers are for fun, road trips, and adventure. It’s the time of year to take a vacation with your loved ones and create memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re looking for a few must-do activities to add some excitement to your summer in Illinois, here are nine ideas to consider.   Will you […] The post 9 Things You Must Do Underneath The Summer Sun In Illinois appeared first on Only In Your State.
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Mercer County crash injures two Illinois residents Sunday evening

MERCER COUNTY, Mo. — Two Carthage, Illinois residents were injured in a one-vehicle Mercer County crash Sunday evening. A Missouri State Highway Patrol report shows Antonia R. Benninghoff, 27, was driving a Ford SUV on US Route 136, east of Princeton, around 5 p.m. Her vehicle dropped off the north shoulder, she overcorrected, drove back across the roadway and left the south side of the road. Her SUV traveled down into a ditch, struck an embankment at the edge of a driveway, became airborne and vaulted over the driveway. Her vehicle landed, overturned and came to rest on its wheels. Benninghoff’s passenger, James A. Martens, 35, received minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. Benninghoff was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital by Mercer County EMS in serious condition.