You probably know which presidents are from Illinois, where the capitol is located and which great lake forms our eastern border. But how much do you really know about the Land of Lincoln? Can you name the state bird or how many counties are in the state?
Although the word "iconic" tends to be overused these days, the term certainly applied to Mother Jones. For roughly 60 years she was the working man's spiritual leader and benefactor -- part Madonna, part mediator, part rabble-rouser -- a labor icon in every sense of the word.
Last month, I had a date with this incredibly handsome, funny and intelligent firefighter named Chris, whose body was the stuff that the "Chicago Hunk Firefighter" calendars were made of. You know what I'm talking about, right?