Category Archives: Illinois

Half Day, Il.

Half Day sounds like what a town would be called if the movie Office Space was re-imagined as a cartoon for third graders. Alas, we don’t even have to be that creative because the name already exists. Half Day is … Continue reading

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Normal, Il.

At first glance, it seems like a “Normal.” With roads and trains out the wazoo, Normal is accessible to everybody right in the middle of the state. Meanwhile, its roughly 50,000 residents are sustained by ridiculously American industries like a Universities and car manufacturing.

As if serving as a symbol of the whole Midwest, the first Stake ‘n Shake was founded in normal in 1934. Continue reading

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