Stories from Steven Moreno
Many people don’t realize that the capitol of the great state of Illinois is not the city of Chicago. Despite Chicago being the state’s most vital economic powerhouse and tourist destination, the Governor of Illinois and the state legislature do not meet and work here, but rather in the much smaller town of Springfield. The town of Springfield, which is the sixth most populous city in the state, was chosen to be the state capitol due to its much more centralized location in the state than Chicago.
For years, the acronym for Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has been confused with that of another, more well-known institution. Many have seen the commercials on TV: “ITT Technical Institute, education for the future.” For over twenty years since the for-profit college started airing commercials, the two institutions have been easily mistaken for one another.
The quiet town of Harvard, Illinois sprung to life this Labor Day weekend, with the town’s first annual balloon festival. The event, which took place on Sunday and Monday this holiday weekend, did have some difficulties when it came to the balloons themselves. With each hot air balloon being at the mercy of the weather in which it finds itself, the conditions had to be just right to ensure the balloons did not land in Lake Michigan, nearby antennas, or near any other equally dangerous locations nearby.
There was no lack of events in Kenosha this Labor Day weekend. From a classic auto show, to sailboat rides and farmers' market, Kenosha was one of the best places to be this holiday weekend. Being in Wisconsin, the state which is best known for its dairy, the event was so eloquently dubbed the Kenosha “Cheezapalooza”. From Cheese Curds, to Green Bay Packers merchandise, there was no doubt that you had entered America’s well known dairyland.
The New Research: Highlights from the Summer 2016 Armour R&D Expo
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