Illinois

Crazy Laws in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa
There are a lot of crazy, weird and unusual laws still on the books in every state in America. Most of these laws were passed years and years ago in a very different time, and they simply have never been taken off the books. Upon looking at many of them, it's a real good thing these laws aren&a…
Strange Town Names in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa
There are a lot of strange places in America, and there are a lot of weird town names. Maybe you've heard of Intercourse, Pennsylvania? What about Santa Claus, Indiana, Hell, Michigan or Friendly, West Virginia? Every state has at least a handful of town names that raise eyebrows. Here are a fe…
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.
What are the Top Halloween Costumes in Missouri?
Halloween is an exciting day. It takes the world we see every day and turns it into an smorgasbord of people dressed as food items, politicians, and Pixar characters. You never know exactly what to expect when you walk out your door on October 31, but technology is helping to guide your expecta…
Behka’s Birthday Trip [PHOTOS]
Kids, this week was my 34th birthday. We had a nice cake here at the station, and since it was a Wednesday, I didn't do anything to celebrate that night. What I did do, this weekend, was go on a big ol' history nerd trip.
300-Pound Pumpkin Stolen From Illinois Farm Stand
Over the weekend, a massive 300-pound pumpkin displayed at Hammer's Farm Market in Peoria, Illinois, went missing and may have been taken by thieves. We're not sure what's more impressive -- actually growing a 300-pound pumpkin or working out the logistics to steal one.