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.
Is Illinois Holding Your Unclaimed Property? Find Out Here!
The Illinois Treasurer's office has what they call an I-Care Program where names of people are listed as owners of unclaimed property.  That property could be cash from old bank accounts, forgotten stocks, life insurance policies and other assets that are in need of return to their rightfu…
There’s No Better Time Than Now to Raise the Gas Tax
If you have lived any length of time in the Land of Lincoln you are well aware of how bad the financial situation is for the State of Illinois. The state is way behind in its payments and its infrastructure is deteriorating.  So how do you correct this problem?
Check Out These Smoking Costs Before You Light Up
Aside from the obvious heath reasons, smoking is not a good habit to start. The health issues are well documented. The financial costs of smoking have been well documented too. The economic costs of smoking total more than $320 billion a year and are rising.
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Jim Mentesti, retired president of the Great River Economic Development Foundation; Ray Shortridge, founder of Shortridge Construction Company; and the late Robert Tracy, founder of Dot Foods, will be inducted into the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting and Business Hall of Fame.
Illinois Drivers Need to Check their License Stickers!
If you are an Illinois driver, when is the last time you checked your license plate sticker? Is it outdated? There is more of a likelihood that it is than in years past thanks to the budget crises in the State of Illinois. No longer are Illinois driver's getting sticker renewal notices by mail …

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