I have a long list of foods I'll never eat and a much longer list of foods I love. However, I've learned that there are foods that I'm not allowed to eat no matter what because they are completely forbidden in Missouri.
It's not new to hear of a potential carcinogen in a particular food, but this brand new list is staggering. More than 80 popular Illinois foods are said to have potential cancer-causing plastics according to a brand new report just shared in 2024.
In dealing with all the things we've dealt with over the last couple of years, one thing is pretty clear--we're reaching for "comfort foods" here in Illinois and everywhere else a lot more than ever before.
In the interests of full disclosure, I'm happy to point out that I proudly worked for a grocery store (Pineway Supermarket in Oregon, Illinois) for about three years, and even with that experience, I didn't know what the number one most stolen item is.
Yeah, I know. We're not supposed to be travelling anywhere for Thanksgiving. You're being discouraged from taking a car ride, let alone a plane trip. But, if you're going anyway, here's what you can bring along.