TwinkiesThis year, National Twinkie Day is celebrated April 6. Did you know Twinkies were created in Illinois? One of America’s favorite snack food was created in 1930 by James Dewer at Conventional Baking Company in River Forest, Ill.

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762854It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the man of steel! Did you know that parts of the hit film “Man of Steel” were filmed in Illinois? Many of the most pivotal scenes in the movie were filmed in and near Chicago. (Spoilers for “Man of Steel ahead”.)

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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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