Illinois

These Are the States Most in Need of COVID-19 Aid

The coronavirus pandemic has consumed states’ resources at an unprecedented rate as they struggle to provide both medical and financial support to their residents, despite taking in far less tax revenue than usual.
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Where Did Candy Corn Originate?

(KMOX) - As Halloween approaches, more people are craving their fair share of candy corn. However, not many know that this iconic, controversial candy originated in Belleville, Illinois. Did you know that the recipe for the delicious Candy Corn we know and love today, originated in Belleville?...
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Ten Best & Worst Halloween Candy + the Most Popular Candy in Illinois

When buying Halloween candy, it's important to take into consideration consumer preferences.
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Where Did Illinois Fall on the List of 'Sexiest States?' You'll Be Surprised

Apparently, aside from beautiful summers and brutally frigid winters, Illinois is also known for having the sexiest folks around. Surprised? So were we. Should we change our name to Illinois: Land of the Sexy? It's unclear how we pulled off winning the "sexiest" title, but Big 7 Travel confirmed...
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Prepare to Get Hit with New Online Shopping Taxes Come 2020

Have an online shopping problem? You may want to curb it because come 2020, you'll be paying more taxes for every online transaction. On Jan 1, 2020 (a day that's usually supposed to be happy and a "fresh start"), Illinois will implement a new state tax requiriing online marketplaces that...
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LIST: Where to Watch Fireworks in Illinois 2019

The only proper way to celebrate Independence Day aka 4th of July is by grabbing the whole family and taking in a fireworks show at your local park! Since 4th of July falls on a Thursday this year, most of the shows are happening on July 4th, but there's a few suburbs doing them the 3rd. Check out...
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Ambulance

B96 Cares!

Have you ever head of Scott's Law? It's also called the Move Over Law. Illinois law requires all drivers to yield to emergency vehicles on the side of the road. Check out the PSA below to find out what you need to know as a motorist in Illinois to help keep roadside workers and emergency responders...
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Police

B96 Cares!

Have you ever head of Scott's Law? It's also called the Move Over Law. Illinois law requires all drivers to yield to emergency vehicles on the side of the road. Check out the PSA below to find out what you need to know as a motorist in Illinois to help keep roadside workers and emergency responders...
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New Study Found Illinois Drinks a Lot of Wine!

Forget about windy city, we should change our name to "wine city." According to a study done by VinePair , Illinois ranks 5th in the Nation when it comes to wine consumption. Illinois residents drink about 35,000 gallons of wine per year, which is more than all other states in the Midwest. Of...
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No Love! Illinois Population Keeps Declining...

In the words of Rihanna, "and I want you to stay." For the 5th year in a row, Illinois' population is on the decline. According to the latest census data, the state is losing an estimated 45,116 resident in 2018. That's up from 33,700 residents in 2017. Illinois remains the sixth-largest state,...
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