Local nickname for the northernmost high school in the Peoria Public School District, Richwoods High School. Known for their association with the Peoria Country Club, even using their golf carts during their homecoming ceremony.
Adjective used to describe the state of Illinois, whether it be a reference to corrupt politics, aggressive drivers, Cubs fans, or anything else objectionable.
James Farley, Postmaster under FDR, said in 1936, "There are 47 states in the Union, and the Soviet of Washington." He alluded to the leftist movements in the state, particularly in Seattle where labor movements occurred post WWI when unsatisfactory efforts were made to improve wages after war-time wage controls.
A rodent that comprises an important segment of the fur trade in Louisiana but is generally considered a pest elsewhere.
(noun) Common term for hamburger in much of Maine, especially when used as an ingredient or topping (as in hamburg pizza).