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Illinois iLottery player wins $1 million
(WAND) - An Illinois iLottery player is now a millionaire. The online player won $1 million on Mega Millions. The winner matched all five numbers, 6-12-23-29-57, to score the $1 million prize in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing. This is now the fourth Illinois Lottery player this year to...
Should I water my lawn during a drought in Illinois?
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The beginnings of summer have brought unusually dry conditions to the Stateline. Although Rockford is not officially in a drought, that could soon change if rain doesn’t come through soon. The dry conditions have already turned many yards a wonderful shade of brown and yellow, leaving many homeowners to begin watering […]
Black Bear Spotted in Illinois: Safety Tips for Encounters
RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ill. — A bear sighting near Evansville has raised concerns among southern Illinois residents. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the sighting on Saturday, June 3, 2023, following an investigation. Officials urge caution and advise against approaching the bear. Instead, maintain a safe distance and allow...
Things To Do In Springfield: Ax Throwing
If you talk to someone who knows me, they will confirm I like a good time. I’m always looking for different things to do with my wife and friends. Recently, my buddies over at the 183rd Wing (Airforce) here in Springfield, invited me to go ax throwing. I had seen this done before and new it was growing in popularity, but didn’t know we had a place to do it here in town.
Lucky Illinois iLottery player wins $1M playing Mega Millions
One lucky person in Illinois woke up Wednesday with a lot more zeros attached to their name. According to the Illinois Lottery, one person who purchased an iLottery Mega Millions ticket matched all five numbers -- 6-12-23-29-57 -- to win Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing. It's the fourth Illinois lottery player...
What is the top-rated ice cream shop in Central Illinois?
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Ice cream is a favorite summer treat for many, and Central Illinois residents looking for a cool treat have many options to choose from. Here is a list of the highest rated places to get ice cream in Central Illinois according to Yelp:. Ice Cream...
Illinois's grocery tax suspension will soon end. Here's what that means for your grocery bill
Head's up, Illinois shoppers: beginning July 1, you can expect to see a higher grocery bill. Last year, on July 1, Illinois' 1% grocery tax was suspended as part of a 2022 $46.5 billion state budget plan aimed at providing relief to families struggling with rising costs of goods and inflation. Officials said the extension, set to end July 1 of 2023, was predicted to save taxpayers upwards to $400 million through the fiscal year.
The Rise of EarthMed: Former Panera Bread Site Transformed into Marijuana Dispensary
In a surprising turn of events, an Illinois-based Panera Bread restaurant has been replaced by a marijuana dispensary, sparking diverse reactions on social media. This article delves into the details of this transformation and its potential implications.
Illinois, If You See A Paw Print Sticker On Your Mailbox, Don’t Touch It
If you find a colorful paw print on your mailbox, it's best to just leave it there. Our mail carriers do a lot to help us. They can put dryer sheets in our mailboxes to help ward off wasps or yellowjackets. Around the holidays, they bust their butts to get our packages and cards to their recipients before Santa comes hauling down the chimney.
Let’s go to the mall
It’s not a deal on clothes, nor even those delicious pretzels, bringing District 186 to White Oaks Mall. The Springfirld Public Schools board Monday voted unanimously on a seven-year lease for Springfield Learning Academy and Lawrence Education Center to occupy the former ITT space, effective this fall. “All the...
Legendary Illinois Restaurant Offers One Of A Kind Experience
If you're looking for a unique dining and entertaining experience, this restaurant in Illinois needs to be immediately added to your "must-try" list. I would guess that most restaurants in Illinois have some sort of theme. It could be something simple or super complex. I'm a big fan of the places that go all in. If you're going to do it, then you might as well do it right. When I found out about this joint, I was impressed. The owners really know how to put together a special experience for their customers.
6 Illinois Creatures That Could Kill You This Summer
Illinois has a large handful of "creatures" that could be very deadly. Coming in counter with these things, your best bet is to run or quickly walkaway. No petting, no touching, no nothing. AnimalVivid. Illinois has a wide variety of creatures that call our state, home. 60 species of mammals...
Illinois Holocaust Museum is offering free admission the last Friday of every month
On the last Friday of every month in 2023, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is offering free admission, giving visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of the Holocaust and other human rights issues. Free Days are generously sponsored by the Engel Family Artifact Preservation Fund in memory of Ben and Rose Engel.
The Most Historic Restaurant In Illinois
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Winning Mega Millions lottery tickets sold in CA, Georgia & Illinois
LOS ANGELES – There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Tuesday evening’s Mega Millions drawing. Three winning tickets with five matching numbers were sold in California, Georgia and Illinois, the California Lottery announced. The tickets are worth $1 million each. The winning numbers are 6,...
Shedd Aquarium offers a free window into aquatic life after hours for Illinois residents
The Shedd Aquarium is offering a new summer treat for Illinois viewers to explore the popular museum – especially for those who are busy during the day. Night Dives is the aquarium’s newest opportunity for visitors to enjoy ocean life, but at later hours than normal. The event...
Solve the Mystery While Dining in Style: The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show Comes to Town!
🎭🍴🔎 Hey there, party people! Are you ready for a thrilling night of mystery, laughter, and delicious food? Then mark your calendars for this Saturday, June 10th, at 6 PM, because The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show is coming to town! 🎉🎉🎉
Add These 5 Things to Your Illinois Garden to Keep Mosquitoes Away
Are are 5 items you can add to your backyard, that will keep the mosquitoes from ruining your summer fun in the yard. FACTY. Wearing light color clothing and the burning the Citronella candles is a great way to prevent mosquitoes from invading your summer, backyard fun. But is it enough? The answer is no. They will still be there, and they will still swoop in and let you have it. Human sweat, the dog roaming around and numerous other things will have these little dudes attacking you when you least expect it.
The Best Hot Dog Joint In Illinois
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Melanie Holmes shares over 100 Illinois destinations for your bucket list | Community Voices
Melanie Holmes is an author from Illinois. Her new book 100 Things to do in Illinois Before You Die details some of the most interesting destinations in Illinois. She spoke to Community Voices about being a writer and gave insight on the importance of telling Illinois stories.
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