The Chicago suburb, Elk Grove Village, is paying big money to sponsor a college football bowl game this year.

Whenever I check out the local news, there seems to be a common story reported. Rockford is broke, Illinois is broke, and many other cities in our state are having financial difficulties.

That doesn't seem to be a problem for Elk Grove Village, a suburb of Chicago.

According to,

"Elk Grove Village to be new title sponsor of Bahamas Bowl."

It was announced on their Twitter page.

I'm sure this comes as a shock to a lot of people.

What's the reason for the sponsorship?

The town wants to advertise themselves to the nation. It's home to one of the largest industrial parks which has over 5,600 businesses in a six square mile area. They thought sponsoring a college football bowl game would be a great way to do that.

Elk Grove Village uses "Makers Wanted" as the city's business slogan.

They will be the first non-tourist location to put their name on a bowl game.

All I'm thinking if they are spending that kind of money, they better have nice roads.


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