With all the attention seemingly focused on the race for President of the United States, there is one item on the ballot in Illinois that should not go unnoticed by you the voter. On this year's ballot is a state constitutional amendment to the Illinois Constitution. The proposed amendment will add a new section to the Illinois Constitution providing revenue generated from the transportation related taxes and fees shall be used exclusively for transportation purposes.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 rightful owner.
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