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The Big Dog’s Top Ten Purchases With a $1000 Ticketmaster Gift Card

If you have purchased baseball or concert tickets, most likely you went through Ticketmaster to get them. Well Y101 Radio did the same thing, except instead of buying something, we are giving it away to someone. That someone can buy what they want and that person might as well be you. How much you ask? Well, how about $1,000?!

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Dean Mouhtaropoulos, Getty Images

Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling Captures 2nd at United States All Star Federation National Championships

Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling's All-Star Squad won a second place title at The United States All Star Federation (USASF) National Championships in a two-day competition May 2-3, 2015, in Chicago. 

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Detective Billy Meyer, Jeff Dorsey
Detective Billy Meyer, Jeff Dorsey

Dr. Michael Swango Was Sentenced 30 Years Ago

He is a convicted killer and possibly has killed up to 60 or more people both domestically and internationally, has had a book written about him (Quincy native James Stewart’s “Blind Eye”) and is currently serving a life sentence in Colorado. He is Quincy native Dr. Michael Swango who was sentenced 30 years ago today.

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NASA/Newsmakers , Getty Images

Here’s What Missouri, Illinois and Iowa are Doing for Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, a day that we all should step back and think about how we can conserve or recycle to make our planet better. We should all give some thought about helping, not only as individuals, but also as businesses and as a government. With that in mind, here are a few things Missouri, Illinois and Iowa are doing to conserve.  

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Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images

The Tooth Fairy is Paying Out Big Bucks in Some Places

I can't believe I missed it but February 28 was Tooth Fairy Day. It just slipped by me without a thought this year. Before you think the Tooth Fairy is irrelevant, remember everything has some value to it, including teeth.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Time to Expand Amtrak Routes to Hannibal and the West

It has been over a year ago when the Quincy Herald Whig, in their Five on Five feature, asked the question Is Amtrak Passenger Rail Service Between Hannibal and Quincy a Good Idea?” The consensus over a year ago was that it is a good idea. I agreed then and I still agree now. Last year a group in Hannibal was looking into the feasibility of developing passenger rail service from Hannibal to Quincy and beyond. It is the “beyond” that made the idea intriguing.

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Washington Capitals v Chicago Blackhawks
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Chicago Blackhawks Will Play NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day

Great news for fans of Chicago hockey. The annual NHL Winter Classic, played outdoors in a converted MLB stadium on New Year's Day, will feature the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals at National's Park, home of the Washington Nationals. What a way to start the new year! 

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Jennifer Barrow
Jennifer Barrow

What Is Your Favorite Halloween Candy

Growing up in Chicago, my three sisters and I would Trick-or-Treat all over the neighborhood, getting our sacks filled with candy.

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Fleetwood Mac Reunion Tour Will Stop in St. Louis in 2015 [Video]

Rock legends Fleetwood Mac are playing across America, and the band has added a St. Louis concert date to their On With The Show Tour. 

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Nik Wallenda - King of the high wire
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Man Will Walk Across Chicago on a Tightrope While Blindfolded

People have been doing crazy stunts forever. Probably for as long as there have been people.There was a great special about Harry Houdini on the History Channel not long ago, and one of the his stunts they highlighted was when Houdini jumped off a bridge in St. Louis and into a hole cut in the frozen Mississippi River... with his hands shackled and body covered in chains. Dangerous stunts aren't new, but they're always making headlines. It has been announced that the "king of the high wire" is going to walk across a tightrope 50 stories high in Chicago... while blindfolded. 

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