Illinois

Spend A Day In Springfield, Illinois

It's certainly understandable if the political climate in Illinois' capitol city might be keeping your car from stopping in Springfield.   The good news is - th...

Museum Of Broadcast Communications

Bruce DuMont founded the Museum of Broadcast Communications in the early 1980's, sensing that we needed a place to showcase the history of radio and television....

Road Trip: Peoria, Illinois

Chances are - Peoria, Illinois has not been on your list of places to escape for a getaway or a last minute road trip.  Located about half way between St. Louis...

Visiting Popeye’s Home Town

Debbie Brooks has been a Popeye fan for decades.  Along with her husband, Mike they've collected thousands of Popeye trinkets, statues, figures, dolls, and ever...

Blowin Through Breese, Illinois

Sitting on my desk is a bottle of Darkest Hour Black Cherry soda that I've been sipping on all morning.  It's the latest creation from the Excel Bottling Co. in...

John Deere Pavilion

There's nothing quite like the view from behind the steering wheel of a giant John Deere tractor.  Each day, people in all corners of the globe climb inside the...

Presidents Day In Springfield, IL

The state of Illinois is crazy about Abraham Lincoln.  Everywhere you look - there's a reference to the 16th President that called the 21st state his home.  Spr...
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Meet The World’s Tallest Man

Standing next to someone or something that towers over me isn't exactly out of the ordinary in my world.  Standing straight, with the right pair of shoes - five...

Largest Wind Chime

On a recent road trip, I couldn't resist the urge to turn off the highway as I glanced at the sign reading "World's Largest Wind Chime" next exit.  I turned...