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As we mull whether a year can be much worse than 2020, look what happens next — we get an extra hour of 2020.

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Question: Because of gains by arch-rivals Geico and Progressive and younger consumers who’ve grown up with the Internet and prefer to buy onli…

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Question: On the Discovery Channel these days is a show titled "Man Vs. Bear" in which three human competitors go up against grizzly bears in …

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Question: Renowned physician/forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden made news this week by suggesting on TV’s “60 Minutes” that his preliminar…

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Question: Derek Claflin is the 39-year-old Twin City man and military veteran who these days decorates scads of B-N homes at Christmastime and…

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Question: Can you name the man who later would become known worldwide but in 1948 appeared one Saturday night in Minonk, and after a half-hour…

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Question: Which is bigger — McLean County or Aruba, a highly popular wintertime oasis in the Caribbean?

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Question: For most of the 20th Century, with famed football-playing alums like Red Grange, George Halas, Jim Grabowski, Ray Nitschke and Dick …

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Question: That Chili-Mac sauce you eat at any Steak ‘n Shake in the world was said to have been invented where? (For extra credit, give the ex…

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Question: The University of Illinois is in Urbana-Champaign and has given that community fame around America. But can you name which city was …

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Question: What’s up with that row of carousel hobby horses that can be seen in a farmer’s field along U.S. 24 near Chenoa?

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Question: It took how many pounds of food for the hen to produce those eggs you had for breakfast?

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Question: The weather forecast for the weekend is (could it possibly be?!?!) no snow nor even any rain. Quick — name the last weekend in which…

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Question: What was so special about Abraham Lincoln’s Christmas tree back when he lived in Central Illinois?

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Question: True or false? When it comes to the United States Senate, McLean County is better represented in states from the South than it actua…

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Question: Lighting in your home accounts for what percentage of your monthly electricity bill? (1) 6% of your home’s electricity use; (2) 13%;…

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Question: Until the mid-1960s, during heavy mail times of December, there was home mail delivery twice a day in Bloomington-Normal. Can you na…

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Question: As a land mass, Bloomington-Normal covers nearly 40 square miles. But as cities go, geographically that still makes us 42 times smal…

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Question: Bloomington-based State Farm ... Geico ... Progressive ... Farmers ... Allstate — all insurers with some of the funniest, most well-…

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Question: True or false? Lincoln, Ill., is famous because it is the only city in the world named after Abe before he was U.S. president, but i…

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Question: Based on statistics kept since 1980 at a weather station at Central Illinois Regional Airport, today is the best day in an entire ye…

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Question: As the San Francisco 49ers carry the No. 1 seed into the NFL playoffs, what Logan County town has a sentimental reason to root for t…

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Question: When Bloomington’s St. Joseph Hospital (today’s OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center) announced in the 1960s it was going to mov…

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Question: Gus Belt was the B-N businessman who founded Steak 'n Shake and through the 1950s and 1960s employed hundreds of employees at the co…

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Question: Can you name the Central Illinois town whose high school sports teams are named after what used to be the town’s leading manufacturer? 

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Question: Can you name the Decatur businessman who thought a happy employee was one who would come to work happily and thus provided a variety…

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Question: True or false? When L.W. Peyton began giving haircuts in 1922 at Red Keen's barber shop along North Street in Normal, he probably di…

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Question: The CVS store on the west side of the downtown Bloomington square is slated for closing. True or false? That news might even have up…

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Question: True or false? If you’re getting divorced and want to change your name back to your maiden name, beginning today your name change wi…

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Question: True or false? In Bloomington-Normal, the more you are paid at a job, the less you miss work.

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Question: True or false? Bloomington's Franklin Park is named after Benjamin Franklin?

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Question: True or false? It may be in Normal, but Illinois State University also could be called Naperville South.

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Question: Is Dec. 24 an especially busy or surprisingly quiet day at Bloomington-Normal grocery stores?

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Question: The Social Security Administration has compiled a list of popular baby names going all the way back to 1919, based upon applications…

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Question: Almost everyone in America has at one point in life had a Raggedy Ann or Andy doll, a fact substantiated by the Smithsonian Institut…

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Bloomington-Normal has all 10 of America's most "brand-friendly" fast-food places, according to a 2020 ranking. Any idea what they are? 

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Question: Insurance companies keep statistics on almost everything. For example, according to the Insurance Institute of America of which Bloo…

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Question: Towanda is a town just outside of Bloomington-Normal, accessible by the highly traveled Towanda Barnes Road. But where is Barnes?

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Question: Of all the tombstones in Illinois, perhaps the most interesting is the tombstone of Telford Stone in a cemetery in Dix, near Salem a…

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Question: True or false? Even if Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg are all over 70 years of age,…

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Question: This is the 109th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth in Tampico, a small town about 40 miles from the Quad Cities. He also spent m…

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Question: Normal still has a North Street — it’s the one that runs through Uptown — but whatever happened to South Street?

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Question: If they'd begin playing football inside the Rivian plant on the west edge of Normal, how many football fields could they fit inside?

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Question: So you just saw a State Farm commercial on TV again. Just how much does the Bloomington-based insurance behemoth spend in advertisin…

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Question: Spring-like days during winter generate a lot of business at car washes. For example, at those Rainstorm Express car washes in B-N, …

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Question: When at the doctor's office, hospital and medical facility, it seems they're always changing into a new pair of rubber gloves. So ta…

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Question: Do you know how the Central Illinois town of Arcola, population 2,900, played a part in the creation of the National Football League?

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Question: True or false? You don't need to be on radar while on Interstate 55 or Interstate 74 for officials to know how fast your car is going?

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Question: Rock'n'roll pioneer Chuck Berry was a showman and a shrewd businessman. For instance, a recent biography of Berry says that when he …

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Question: Can you name the exact street address of the very first U.S. vice president to have a home that was more than 700 miles from Washing…

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Question: Was Bloomington’s David Davis, whose home is a local historical shrine, ever close to being president of the United States?

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Question: An area in Bloomington is home to 27,000 folk yet is, without question, one of the quietest areas in the entire city. Can you name w…

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Question: Michael Binstein, an accomplished investigative journalist in Washington D.C., who wrote an award-winning book on the birth of “junk…

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Question: Do the inmates at the Pontiac Correctional Center count as residents in the population of Pontiac?

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Question: If Bloomington had been founded 300 years ago, they might have called it Miami instead?

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Question: True or false? Iowa, Illinois and Indiana actually are separated by only a single block.

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Question: On the Discovery Channel at 7 p.m. on Saturday, as the nation looks on, Central Illinois will be featured by (1) the Fighting Illini…

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Question: So recreational marijuana becomes legal for adults in Illinois at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. But is there any place open where one can buy it?

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Question: Has anyone from Bloomington-Normal been in a Super Bowl and earned a Super Bowl ring?

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Question: Illinois State University is one of the country’s leading producers of school teachers and nearly 30 percent of all ISU students maj…

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Question: Abe Lincoln was a member of the Whig Party during his early political career, a party specially created to oppose a specific U.S. pr…

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