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State of the State....

By Margaret Lyons in News on Apr 14, 2008 9:50PM

2008_4_14.ilearrings.jpgRemember how cougars were showing up in Illinois? They still are, this time in Wilmette.

Aurora is going to cut $20,000 of city spending by not buying bottled water. The city recently won a best-tasting-water-in-Illinois contest, so it's practically a badge of pride. Ahem, Chicago should totally do thi.

Diana Thames was sentenced to 35 years in prison today for killer her friend and business partner. Thames was convicted in January of murdering Cindy Wolosick of Palatine, who was stabbed 62 times.

Man, carrying around other people's urine never seems to work out quite right. A McHenry County man discovered it's tougher to cheat on court-mandated drug tests than he thought. Yes, he discovered this by spilling urine on himself.

And those silver Illinois earrings are available on Etsy. They're made in Colorado, but what the hell.