FOOSBALL

Watch Two Garbage Men Have A Heated Battle On Someone’s Trashed Foosball Table

Two garbage men were playing with a disposed foosball table in the streets of an Illinois neighborhood.

Sex

This Woman Beat Up Her Boyfriend For Refusing A Quickie In A Mexican Restaurant Bathroom

An Illinois woman has been charged with domestic battery after her boyfriend refused to have sex in a Mexican restaurant bathroom.

RICHARD PRYOR

Richard Pryor Gets His Own Statue And It’s Surprisingly Not Creepy

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Lucille Ball's nightmare-inducing effigy is an example of what not to do, but it looks and sounds like Pryor's isn't that at all.

GI JOE

‘GI Joe’ Villain Cobra Commander Just Received The Key To The City Of Springfield, Illinois

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Cobra Commander didn't have to work hard to take over Springfield, Illinois. The mayor of the city basically handed him the keys.

Real Estate

Cameron’s House From Ferris Bueller Has Finally Sold, For Less Than Half The Asking Price

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Cameron's house from Ferris Bueller's Day Off finally sold, for less than half the asking price.

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

An Illinois High Schooler Had His Entire School Locked Down Over An April Fools Shooting Prank

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Police from at least 10 departments responded to a shooting threat at an Illinois high school, and it turned out to be an April Fools joke.

MISSOURI

The Gathering Of The Juggalos Is Moving Its Crazy Show To Missouri

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For the first time in eight years, the Gathering of the Juggalos will be held somewhere other than Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.

TIMUR GAREEV

A Blindfolded Chess Grandmaster Defeated 10 Prison Inmates At The Same Time

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Chess grandmaster Timur Gareev defeated 10 prison inmates in 10 separate games of chess at the same time, all while blindfolded.

#Star Trek

Qapla’! Government Website Offers Klingon Translation.

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The official .gov website for the Illinois Department of Employment Security offers a Klingon translation of the site's 280+ pages.

Real Estate

Have An Extra $1.5 Million? Buy Cameron’s House From ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

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Good news if you’re a fan of both Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and living in Illinois, as you can now (or once again) purchase the house that the character Cameron Frye lived in way back in 1986.

video

Video: Gus Johnson Goes Berserk Over Brandon Paul’s Big Ten Game-Winner

It was only a matter of time before we got that Gus Johnson magic back in March.

#PARKS AND RECREATION

Want To Support Little League Baseball? Buy This Assault Rifle

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Last year, a raffle to support a small-town Illinois little league team raised only $10.

WHAT THE WHAT?

An Illinois Golfer Fell Into A Sinkhole In The Fairway, And Thank God He Has A Blog

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In case you were wondering, this is how a person starts a story about how their husband was swallowed into the Earth and almost murdered by God during a round of golf.

ROCKFORD BOYLAN HIGH SCHOOL

Do You Believe In Localized High School Football Miracles? YEARGHHHH

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Here at With Leather, the Illinois state football playoffs are the most important thing in the world.

science

Your Brain Is Playing A Constant Game Of Telephone With Your Memories

A study led by Donna Bridge at Northwestern University is the first to demonstrate that our memories are far less reliable than we think.

WOLVERINE

Hunting Silver Carp, Wolverine-Style

Silver Carp (AKA "The A-holes of the sea") are a pesky fish which are not indigenous to the Illinois River but have nonetheless invaded, setting up their annoying fish trailers and reproducing out of control and holding guppy fights on their front lawns next to the little plastic scuba diver they've put up on blocks.

Seton Hall

Monday Madness: College Basketball Weekend in Review

Five NCAA teams that got my attention this past weekend for various reasons: 1.


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