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Illinois Is #1 (For Highest Wireless Taxes In The Entire Country)

I thought that perhaps starting out with “Illinois Is #1” would give us all a nice, warm feeling about our state–and that perhaps you might not notice those words hidden within the parentheses that aren’t really all that nice and warm. It’s not like Illinoisans pay the highest tax rates in the nation, or the …

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Did You Know Monday Is A Federal Holiday In Massachusetts

Massachusetts and it’s neighboring states have officially declared Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday as President Biden signed the measure last year as neighboring New York also gives government workers a paid day off. But it should NOT be treated as a long weekend as it should be used as a day to reflect on a …

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Historic Heroic Canine Has Connecticut Roots And His Own Movie

Heroes can come in all shapes and sizes and genders and whatever else, including species. A hero can be someone or something that isn’t human at all, like maybe, a dog. A stray dog, as a matter of fact. Sergeant Stubby was one such stray dog ​​and the unofficial mascot of the 102nd Infantry Regiment. …

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New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium Jersey Shore Photo Contest 2022

I hope you don’t listen to the world when they say that New Jersey is the armpit of the globe. Those who say that clearly have never been to the Garden State. Between our beaches, bays, boardwalks, waterfront businesses, vast majority of food and culture, accessibility to live sports and shows and everything in-between, we …

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Die Hard Boston Fan Already Has a Celtics Championship Win Tattoo

Talk about bleeding and believing in green, he already has the tattoo! Jack Bienvenue via Instagram @jack_bienJack Bienvenue via Instagram @jack_bien Meet Jack Bienvenue, who goes to many games as he can. How much do you think he loves the Boston Celtics? More importantly, could his belief and positive vibes truly be filling the universe …

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Yes, Setting Fireworks Off From Your Roof Is A BAD IDEA!

We’re getting close to that time of year when everyone is getting ready to shoot off fireworks at all random times of the night. It gets pretty bad here in the Quad Cities, but at some points of the year, almost everywhere has people shooting off fireworks. According to the CPSC, In the calendar year …

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Illinois Is Being Invaded By Worms That Jump A Foot In The Air

Sure. Why Not? I mean, we’ve got record-high gas prices, supply shortages, the lingering effects of a pandemic, political unrest, and a war in Europe – so why not throw in an invasive species of worm that can leap into the air. We needed something else to worry about. Did I mention that these jumping …

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Why We Should Ferment Foods, According to a Chef

Have you ever considered fermentation to preserve food or create healthy bacteria? The method is healthy, sustainable and safe if done properly, and you can learn how to do it at home. Greenville, South Carolina, is known for an innovative and developing food scene full of locally owned, chef-driven cuisine. Chef David Porras is an …

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Binghamton’s Old World Deli Closes After 42 Years on Court Street

Old World Deli – one of the oldest businesses on Court Street in downtown Binghamton has closed its doors. Owner Mark Sherlock said the iconic delicatessen’s demise was due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Sherlock said last Friday was the final day of operation for the business at 27 Court Street. The deli had been a …

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