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The List // Illinois

Leinenkugel's (summer shandy, in particular)

Fatally overconfident woodland creatures

Queen Anne's lace

Grain elevators

Diehard amateur athletes

65 miles an hour

Small churches

Who is Towanda Barnes?

Free lock picking

Casey's General Store

Standing in one spot at entertainment events

Hole-in-the-wall auto shops

"...unless you want to get to Logan Square!"

Men with strong but tasteful cologne

90.9 WDCB (especially Saturday afternoon's Those Were the Days)

Construction

Parallels with Paris: Men who make me feel pretty Mercurial weather City-wide revamp in the mid-1800s Wide streets Star-shaped intersections Air that smells like food Streetside puppet theatre

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