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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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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 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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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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Amazing cakes in Quincy, Illinois
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15 Amazing Cakes Created in the Quincy Area [Photo Gallery]

Is there anyone that doesn't like cake? Not only are cakes a lot of fun to eat, but sometimes they're just as much fun to look at! Shows like 'Food Network Challenge,' 'Ace of Cakes,' and 'Cake Boss' are popular because of the amazing creations the bakers are able to come up with. We happen to have some equally-as-impressive cake decorators right here in our area.

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Drive Your Tractor to Church Day

I have never heard of this before, but it makes sense in our farm communities.

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(B to F, L to R) Christie Young, Sister, Stacey Jackson, Sister, Eseni Ellington, Sister, Claire Halbur and Francesca DiPaola star in an all-new docuseries, The Sisterhood, premiering on Tuesday, November 25, at 10pm ET/PT on Lifetime.
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Illinois Woman to be Profiled on Lifetime’s New Series ‘The Sisterhood’

Lifetime will debut a new series called 'The Sisterhood' in November. The show will follow five women who are considering taking religious vows to become Catholic nuns. One of the women, Claire Halbur, is a 26-year-old from Joliet, Illinois. She was brought up in a devout Catholic home, and serves as a a parish music minister. 

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2014′s Most And Least Happy States In America

Research is proving that money can buy happiness ... up to a certain dollar amount.

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