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Illinois Attorney General Releases Holiday Safe Shopping Guide

Attorney General Lisa Madigan today released her annual Safe Shopping Guide highlighting hazardous toys, children’s products and household items that have been recalled over the past year to help Illinois families ensure their home is a safe for the holidays.

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Illinois and Iowa Among the Drunkest States in America

According to Bloomberg, Illinois and Iowa are both among the top 10 most drunk states in America.

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A Tragic Christmas: Remembering The Victims of Quincy’s St. Francis School Fire

A short and simple bit of general news was mixed in with dozens of other announcements in the Quincy Daily Journal on Dec. 14, 1899: "The children of the parochial school of St. Francis church are practicing for a play to be given the day after Christmas." Sadly, that play never happened.

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The Best Prime Rib in Quincy, Illinois / Hannibal, Missouri
James Pauls

Which Restaurant in the Quincy/Hannibal Area Serves the Best Prime Rib? [Poll]

Do you ever go through food phases? You know, where you crave only one thing for a couple days (or weeks)? I go through this with wings and pizza every so often. I also once went through a pecan pie phase for about three days. The latest one I've had is pretty expensive, so I'll be glad when it's over: prime rib.

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The Oldest Restaurants by State

Here's something I've never really thought about, but it's pretty neat. ThrillList.com has done a bunch of research and tracked down the oldest continuously operating restaurants for each state, and Washington D.C. Here's what they found for the three states in our area: Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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Counting Crows In Concert
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See The Counting Crows December 4 at the Peoria Civic Center

The Peoria Civic Center will host The Counting Crows on December 4 at 7:30. The Peoria concert will begin the band's 'Somewhere Under Wonderland' tour that will visit cities across the Midwest throughout the winter.

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Crazy headlines, weird news
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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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Election Day 2014

Polls are open until 7 p.m. in Missouri and Illinois today.

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Ghosts
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Hauntings in Illinois and Missouri – Creepy Ghost Videos

Do you believe in ghosts? This past weekend I had a chance to see the new movie 'The Conjuring.' It's a haunted house/ghost movie in the vein of 'The Exorcist' or 'The Amityville Horror.' I enjoy watching these types of movies, but in real life I'm pretty skeptical about "ghost stories." Even so, there are some pretty creepy videos out there! Check out these five scary ghost videos that were shot in Illinois and Missouri.

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UFO Sightings in Illinois and Missouri
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UFO Sightings in Illinois and Missouri – Weird YouTube Videos

You ever seen a UFO? Not necessarily an alien spacecraft, but something in the sky you just couldn't explain? Or maybe you did see an alien spacecraft. Who knows? Here are some UFO videos from Illinois and Missouri uploaded to YouTube. Real or not, it's fun to watch them and speculate!

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