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A Summer Full of Music! Music Festivals Around the Midwest

It's summertime, and for many, that means hitting the road with friends and family to see your favorite artists in concert! Whether near or far, there are definitely places to go and people to see this summer.

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Frederick M. Brown / David Buchan / Tibrina Hobson, Getty Images

Famous People From Iowa

The Hawkeye State might not be the first or second most likely state you think of when someone says "celebrity hometowns," but there are some folks from the state of Iowa that may come as a surprise. 

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The B-52s
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Where Are They Now? The B-52s [Video]

I can remember very well seeing the B-52s in concert at several places around the area. The music of the B-52s was all about the party, and it still is! From the songs 'Rome' to 'Love Shack' to 'Rock Lobster,' the music just kept on coming from them, and the party never ended.

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Three of the Top 10 Most Haunted Libraries in the Midwest are in Illinois, One is in Missouri and Another is in Iowa

If you're the type of person that enjoys visiting places that are supposedly haunted, you'll like this news. MysteriousHeartland.com has ranked the Top 10 Most Haunted Libraries in the Midwest. While none of the libraries in our immediate area made the list, a decent number of the Top 10 are within a fairly reasonable driving distance. 

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Utah Leads the State List For Being the Most Philanthropic

The United States is the world’s most benevolent country of 2014, a title it shares with Myanmar, according to WalletHub. Just how generous are Americans? According to the National Philanthropic Trust, 95.4 percent of households donate to charities, with each contributing an annual average of $2,974.

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Crazy Headlines from Across the Tri-States

Is there anyone that is not amused by weird, funny and bizarre news? Stupid criminals, far-out inventions, local characters... for many of us, those are the stories that make the news worth reading! Here are some crazy headlines from around Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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ThinkStock

Which of the Tri-States Has the Rudest Drivers?

Insure.com has decided to rank the "rudest drivers" in America. They've taken into account all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Between Illinois, Missouri and Iowa, our area drivers are all over the map on this list. One state ranks as pretty rude, one is right dead center in the middle, and the other is not quite as rude.

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What Are the Most Educated Cities in the Tri-States?

A new survey has ranked the 150 largest metropolitan areas in America from most educated to least educated. I'll be honest, in a million years I would have never guessed any of the Top 5, though I might have been able to guess the cities in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri that ranked the highest.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

What Are The Most Popular Jobs in The Tri-States?

Parade Magazine came out in Sunday's Quincy Herald-Whig with a story listing the most popular jobs in all 50 states.

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Stacy Revere
Stacy Revere

State Fair Concerts for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

The county fairs are over, and it is full steam ahead for the State Fairs in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.  All three State fairs will run concurrently from August 7 through the 17. Here is a rundown of concerts set for the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines and the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

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