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    Butterball turkey help line housed in Illinois

    by  • November 28, 2013 • News

    Calls to the Butterball Turkey Talk hotline are answered right here in Illinois. The call center is on the fifth floor of an office building in Naperville, where 62 staffers will field 100,000 inquiries from now through Christmas Eve, including 12,000 Wednesday. Supervisor Mary Clingman says to work there they have to be able...

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    Crickets and worms on bug museum Thanksgiving menu

    by  • November 28, 2013 • News

    NEW ORLEANS — A unique — or rather “eww-nique” — Thanksgiving feast is being served up in the Audubon Insectarium’s “Bug Appetit” kitchen in New Orleans. On the menu: turkey with cornbread and mealworm stuffing, wax worm cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie with a crispy cricket topping. The Thanksgiving holiday fare was served through...

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    Small Business Saturday helps local merchants compete during holiday

    by  • November 28, 2013 • News

    State Rep. Jerry Costello II, D-Smithton, is urging shoppers to spend their holiday dollars locally this week in honor of national ‘Small Business Saturday’ efforts to help community businesses thrive this holiday season. Small Business Saturday gives shoppers a chance to support hardworking retailers in their community, further investing in their livelihoods by keeping...

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    Wall of storms threatens to upend holiday travel

    by  • November 27, 2013 • News

    A wall of storms packing ice, sleet and rain could upend holiday travel plans for Americans as millions take to the roads, skies and rails for Thanksgiving. So far, the deadly storms barreling into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast have not resulted in many flight delays or cancellations, but forecasters are expecting the weather to...

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    Bill would eliminate parental permission for FOID cards

    by  • November 27, 2013 • News

    Adults between 18 and 21 would no longer need parents’ written permission to possess firearms and ammunition under a local lawmaker’s proposal. House Bill 3762, filed Friday by state Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, lowers to 18 the age that parental permission is required as a condition for obtaining a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card. Under...

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