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Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Halloween Fun in the Quincy / Hannibal Area

Here it is! Your annual list of Halloween sites, attractions, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and other spooky Halloween events. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments and we'll get it added!

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Do You Own America’s Most Stolen Vehicle? Find Out Here!

Honda Accords and Civics, followed by Ford and Chevy pickups, were the most-stolen vehicles in the country last year. The National Insurance Crime Bureau just released its annual “Hot Wheels” list, which ranks the vehicles most favored by thieves...

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Scott Olsen, Getty Images

Du Quoin State Fair Runs Through September 5

If case you haven't had your fill of county and state fairs, there is still one more left in Illinois. The Du Quoin State Fair in Du Quoin, Illinois is underway through Monday, September 5.

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Here is the List of 31 Olympians From Illinois, Iowa and Missouri

With the Rio Olympics underway, the United States team is off to a good start. It's a team made of up athletes from all over the country including 31 from the tri-states of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.

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Blagojevich Names Roland Burris To Fill Obama Senate Seat
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Illinois Secretary of State to Resume Mailing Registration Notices

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced this week that his office has reinstated the mailing of vehicle registration reminders notices to Illinois drivers.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

The West Quincy Levee Break Took Place 23 Years Ago Today

If you were around Quincy 23 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was that the levy failed thanks to the assistance of Quincy native James Scott, who was eventually convicted of "creating a catastrophe" by removing sand bags in the area of the levee break. Would the levee have held back the rising water on its own?  Only God knows.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Karaoke Contest a Part of Illinois State Fair

The Illinois State Fair recently announced the creation of a statewide karaoke contest that will culminate with the winner getting to sing two songs as a warm-up to the Little Big Town concert at State Fair Grandstand on August 20 as well as another show at the DuQuoin State Fair.

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Moore/Fox Photos/Getty Images

Free Fishing Days in Illinois This Weekend

If you have listened to the Y101 Morning Show over the years you probably know that on Free Fishing Days Dennis Oliver and I would go out and fish live on the air.  Sometimes we were at the Mississippi River and other times at ponds and lakes in the area. Over the years I have caught a few fish during our live broadcast times, but Mr. Oliver has never caught a fish with me during those times or even during the off-air times. Not one fish has ever been harvested by him over a 20 or so on and off years of fishing with me.

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Summer Day Trips Can Be Fun and Inexpensive

Graduations are happening, the grass is growing and little league baseball is starting up. It all leads up to the fact that summer is coming and will be here soon (June 20 to be exact).

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Illinois, Missouri and Iowa have Some Strange Town Names

For four years I drove from South Kansas City to Harrisonville, Missouri to go to work. Every day I would pass by the exit ramp to the town of Peculiar, Missouri.  Inevitably, there would be a car pulled over by the side of the highway with people taking a picture of the sign that said 'Peculiar Exit'. You have to admit, it is a unique name for a town.

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