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Mormon Leader Joseph Smith
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Today is Joseph Smith’s Death Anniversary

The Mormon tie to our area is strong thanks to Joseph Smith. Smith was an American religious leader and founder of the Latter Day Saints movement which gave rise to Mormonism. At age 24, Smith published the Book of Mormon and in the next fourteen years he gathered thousands of followers, built cities and temples, and created a religious culture.

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Joi Cuartero Austin
Joi Cuartero Austin

Columnist’s Modest Proposal Would Send Quincy to Missouri

Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass has an interesting (albeit totally satirical) proposition for solving Illinois’ budget crisis: Dissolve the state and strip it for parts like a rusted out Camaro.

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Farm Aid Concert to Be Held This Summer

The year was 1985 when Willie Nelson was joined by Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Neil Young for the first Farm Aid Concert which was held at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois.  

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Moore/Fox Photos/Getty Images

Illinois Free Fishing Days This Friday through Monday

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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And The Tri-States Best Ice Cream Belongs To…

We asked and you voted...A LOT! Thousands of you voted--sometimes more than once (but don't worry, we scrapped any duplicates). So the totally non-scientific results are in! Here are the BEST ice cream spots in the Tri-States...

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Who Has the Best Ice Cream in the Tri-States? [Poll]

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! There's no better way to cool off in the hot summer days than enjoying an ice cream cone. There are so many good places to enjoy this coooool treat, but where is the best place?

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Where Did the Baseball Saying a ‘Can of Corn’ Come From?

When it comes to purchasing food, the United States leads the way in the safe distribution of food to the public. Safety measures are taken in packaging and delivery as well.  It got me to thinking about the pioneer days when people didn't have the safeguards for storing foods like we have now.  

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American Pickers
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“American Pickers” to Film in Illinois

The stars of History’s “American Pickers” are coming to our neck of the woods in search of treasure!

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Photo by: Don Carstens
Photo by: Don Carstens

Adams County Property Tax Bills Mailed Out

Let the comments fly! The Adams County tax bills were mailed out last week to property owners and everywhere I have been I have heard comments. Not surprisingly, none have been good ones.

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Knight's Action Park and Caribbean Water Adventure, Springfield, IL
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Knight’s Action Park, Springfield, IL: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

With hot weather in the forecast this weekend, it’s probably safe to assume that waterparks will be pretty popular. One park that families in our area have been enjoying is Knight’s Action Park and Splash Kingdom in Springfield, IL. If you’d like to plan a short road trip to see what it’s all about, here’s everything you’ll need to know:

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