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Kankakee’s turn to needle Letterman

Posted by wlpo on February 8, 2015

A northern Illinois city that David Letterman lampooned as an awful place to live is plotting its revenge, more than 15 years later. After Places Rated Almanac called Kankakee and its surrounding area the worst metropolitan area to live in the U.S. and Canada in 1999.  Letterman piled on with a Top 10 list of suggested area slogans. Among them were, “We put the ‘Ill’ in Illinois”.

To spruce things up, Letterman sent Kankakee 2 gazebos, which some high school students hope to turn into a rocking chair to commemorate the late night comedian’s upcoming retirement.  Letterman’s show is sending a film crew to Kankakee to record the students’ work.

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