I would guess that when most think of crime in Illinois, their attention turns to Chicago. There are now multiple sources that prove that perception is not technically true as the most dangerous city in the Land of Lincoln is not the Windy City.
It's not easy being an elk in Illinois these days especially if you're looking for a relationship. Don't ask me how I know. There's a report that one of these large animals is currently traversing the great state of Illinois near Springfield in search of a mate. I can prove that most of this is true.
Got a decent sized delivery truck? Then you also have the potential of a home on wheels based on one I've found in Springfield, Missouri that used to be a truck, but is now a tiny home that even has bunk beds in it.
Down in Springfield, Illinois Senate Bill 3854 (SB3854), if passed into law, would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco. For the moment, that bill is still "in committee."
You may have seen it pointed out that Kevin McCallister's parents in the movie Home Alone (set here in Illinois) would have been looking at serious trouble for leaving an 8 year old to knock around that fabulous house all by himself.