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5 of the Most Exciting Cities in Illinois - Huffington Post

Despite the Movoto real estate blog calling some places in Illinois boring for their nonexistent nightlife and sparse food offerings (plus corn fields and flat expanses won't hold many people's attention for long), the blog also named some of the most exciting places in Illinois -- the state has some happening areas !

Movoto made the list by ranking the 100 most populous cities in Illinois, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, on the following criteria:

  • Most nightlife and live music venues per capita
  • Most active life options per capita
  • Fewest fast food venues per capita
  • Highest percentage of non-fast food restaurants
  • Highest percentage of residents ages 18 to 34

10) Downers Grove Population 50,000.

Nightlife: 39th
Music venues per capita: 13th
Active life options: 14th
Fast food venues: 37th
Non-fast food options: 15th
Youth population: 81st
Attractions: Movoto recommends the restaurants Taste, Los Dos, Chama Gucha Brazilian Steakhouse, and Borrowed Earth Cafe.

9) Bloomington Population 79,000.

Nightlife: 7th
Music venues per capita: 12th
Active life options: 34th
Fast food venues: 71st
Non-fast food options: 52nd
Youth population: 12th
Attractions: Movoto recommends Laugh Comedy Club, Rosie's Pub, Entourage Lounge, C II East Lounge and Ottodog. Additionally, both Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University are located in or near Bloomington.

8) Edwardsville Population 25,000.

Nightlife: 12th
Music venues per capita: 5th
Active life options: 26th
Fast food venues: 80th
Non-fast food options: 48th
Youth population: 7th
Attractions: Edwardsville is home to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Movoto recommends the music venues Laurie's Place and Wildey Theater.



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  • 5 of the Most Exciting Cities in Illinois

    09/10/14 ,via Huffington Post

    Despite the Movoto real estate blog calling some places in Illinois boring for their nonexistent nightlife and sparse food offerings (plus corn fields and flat expanses won't hold many people's attention for long), the blog also named some of the most

  • Tailgating For Georgia: Where to Go and What to Do

    08/27/14 ,via Shakin The Southland

    Another favorite is the Blind Pig Tavern on Baldwin Street, a bar and grill which serves as the host of Dawg Sports' own annual Sacrificial Goat Roast get-together. They feature over a dozen different burgers (rated recently by Garden & Gun Magazine as 

  • Community Calendar

    An all-you-can-eat pig roast will be held from 3-7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the hall of American Legion Post 382, 1322 Clinton Ave. in St. Clair. Cost: $5-$10 under 5 free. Call (810) 329-2871. * An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon

  • Book excerpt: Toronto, a city of orange and green

    09/07/14 ,via Toronto Star

    His intolerance was partly a consequence of the firm religious doctrine he held so tightly (especially voluntaryism), but was also simply the reaction of a blind bigot. For such a brilliant man and Most Irish businessmen were small-time shop or

  • Where to enjoy fine food and drink from a Fine City

    Dining in the Dark, The Maids Head Hotel: A truly enlightening experience that combines a charity event, great food and a chance to understand the difficulties the blind overcome when eating out. All proceeds will go to the Norfolk and Norwich

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  • Blind Pig is welcome sight at Cape May's Blue Pig Tavern

    06/15/14 ,via New Jersey Online

    “The Blind Pig is a guest favorite during the summer months because of the fresh fruit and lemonade,” says food-and-beverage director Thomas Von Muenster. “The refreshing, sweet citrus flavor is perfect for warm days and nights.” Combine vodka ...

  • The Blind Pig Tavern

    09/11/12 ,via Pittsburgh City Paper

    Though "The Blind Pig" sounds like one of those twee British tavern names, the menu of this South Side saloon tells a different story, one which explains it as a true artifact of American history. During Prohibition, bar owners, forced to go "straight ...

  • Munch goes to the Blind Pig

    06/30/11 ,via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    (Not that Munch has ever visited such a place.) Which brings us, in the meandering way that is Munch's calling card, to the Blind Pig Tavern in the South Side, in the storefront formerly occupied by HKAN hookah bar. The booze isn't free there, sadly ...

  • Bulldog faithful will gather today to learn UGA football signees

    02/01/12 ,via Athens Banner-Herald

    University of Georgia football fans from as far away as Atlanta and Macon will begin showing up at the Blind Pig Tavern as early as 7:15 and in a couple of hours, the place will be packed. By mid-afternoon, everything will be back to normal. This will be ...

  • 5 of the Most Exciting Cities in Illinois

    09/10/14 ,via The Huffington Post

    Movoto recommends bars such as the Tumble Inn Tavern, the Blind Pig Pub, Mike N Molly's, and Cowboy Monkey. 6) Carbondale Population 26,000. Attractions: Carbondale is home to Southern Illinois University's main campus. Movoto recommends the bars Pinch ...


  • The Blind Pig

    Grove Press. 2000. ISBN: 0802137067,9780802137067. 228 pages.

    When a police officer shoots an armed intruder, who turns out to be a mob hitman, and two other contract killers attack a jukebox, Detective Sergeant Mulheisen finds himself caught in the middle of a gun-running scheme. Reprint.

  • Greenwood

    Arcadia Publishing. 2014. ISBN: 073857807X,9780738578071. 127 pages.

    By 1813, in an area originally inhabited by Native Americans, including a significant Delaware Indian village located on White River's western banks, the future Greenwood was made safe for settlement by the Kentucky and Indiana militias. In 1818, with the New Purchase treaties and establishment of Whetzel Trace, the earliest east-west transportation route through central Indiana, the dense, overgrown forest became readied for settlement. Arising from humble beginnings as Smocktown, the...

  • Slang

    Bloomsbury Publishing USA. 2010. ISBN: 0802718493,9780802718495. 432 pages.

    Whether you want to be privy to the inside banter of the boardroom, backroom or the Washington Beltway, Slang is an indispensable resource, and a lot of fun. Slang is evidence that the spoken language is continually changing to meet new needs for verbal expressions, tailored to changing realities and perceptions. Unlike most slang dictionaries that list entries alphabetically, Slang takes on modern American English one topic at a time, from "auctionese" to "computerese", the drug trade and...


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