Robin Williams 6451566847Considered by some to be the best comedian of all time, Robin Williams was born in Chicago in 1951 and went on to make many people laugh. He performed standup comedy and provided his acting talents to many movies.

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Illinois Medical District CTA view of Rush University Medical CenterSeveral Illinois hospitals took top rankings in Newsweek’s annual list of the top 200 hospitals in the world. Illinois’ top hospitals in 2021 are Northwestern Memorial Hospital (58), Rush University Medical Center (75), and the University of Chicago Medical Center (101-200).

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6262252631 22197016e4 bTransformers is a long running franchise dating back to the 1980s. But, did you know that many parts of the 2011 film “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” were filmed in Chicago?

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Robert Wadlow On this day in 1918, Robert Pershing Wadlow, who would go on to become the world’s tallest man, was born to Harold and Addie Wadlow. He was the oldest of five children and was born an average size.

By age five, however, he had grown to 5 feet 4 inches, and by age eight he was almost 6 feet tall. By the time he was 17, he was over 8 feet tall.

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bald eagle 3209427 1280Every winter more than 3,100 bald eagles come to our state. Illinois has the second most wintering American bald eagles, behind Alaska.

The first eagles are spotted in December and remain here until they migrate back north in March. January and February are the optimal months for eagle spotting.

 

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