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Are You an Oddball? Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival Coming to Chicago

Definition of an "oddball" is: eccentric, irregular, one-of-a-kind, freak, creeper.

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Rob Carr, Getty Images

Local Man Umpiring in the Little League World Series

If you get the chance to watch the Little League World Series on television, there is a chance you maybe able to see a local man umpiring one of the games! Macomb native Bob Rigg was selected to be one of the umpires for this year's event in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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Anna Hayman/U.S. Air Force/Getty Images

The Real Adrian Cronauer Remembers Meeting Robin Williams

With the passing of Robin Williams comes the question of just what is your favorite Robin William’s movie? If you said “Good Morning Vietnam” you already are aware of his role as Adrian Cronauer, the exuberant radio disc jockey. What you may not know is that there really was an Adrian Cronauer who was in Saigon working for the Armed Forces Network.

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Natallia Hudyma
Natallia Hudyma

Illinois and Iowa Make the Top 10 in ‘Safest States to Live In’ Survey, Missouri Scores Poorly

WalletHub is always sending out results of various surveys they've conducted, which rank states and cities in all sorts of categories from "best places for families" to "best places to start a business." They have also released their list of "safest states to live in" for 2014. Illinois and Iowa both made the top 10, but Missouri came in near the bottom.

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Derek Jeter, Getty Images

Mr. John Henry, Please Read My Request For Derek Jeter

It's hard to find other New York Yankee fans in this area besides me, but finding fans of Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter is easy. Actually, you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't like the future Hall of Famer.

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Joe Piccorossi/USAF/Getty Images

A B-25 Will Flyover Quincy Friday, and You’ll Have a Chance to Fly in It in November!

This year's 2014 Veteran's Day Parade in Quincy will be held on Saturday, November 8. The Veteran's Parade Committee, led by Chairman Dick McKinney, works all year long on organizing this wonderful event. One of the toughest things to secure for an event like this is a "flyover" of a military aircraft.

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Natallia Hudyma
Natallia Hudyma

Check Out the ‘Wealthiest Americans By State’

Movoto has compiled an interesting new interactive map which lists the wealthiest Americans by state. Interestingly, I had never heard of most of these people, and was a little surprised to see the local results for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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One of the Fox Sports Midwest TV Girls is From Quincy

Back on July 17 I had the honor of being invited to attend St. Louis Cardinal Broadcaster Mike Shannon's 75th birthday party. The event was held at Shannon's Restaurant in downtown St. Louis. Upon arrival, there was a huge birthday card for all to sign next to the steps leading up to the restaurant. On the other side was a Budweiser Clydesdale. For a fleeting moment I actually felt "small."

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Missouri Back To School Sales Tax Holiday

If you’re buying back-to-school products, this weekend is the time to do it.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

What Street is in the Worst Condition in Quincy?

Last weekend I took a little 16 hour drive across Illinois and into Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. It was funny to notice that the road conditions of each state were somewhat different as we crossed each state's border. It got me to thinking about all the roads and highways there are in this country.

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