Illinois

How Patriotic Is Your State?
In less then a week we will be celebrating the 4th of July, the birth of our country. And while just about every state is going to be setting off fireworks (some illegally, mind you), have you ever wondered how truly patriotic your state is?
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 citie…
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 duri…
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...
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?
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…

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