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Batavia IL 3rd Happiest City in Illinois!

by The Rullo Team

Choosing the right city for your new home involves a lot of research. The average buyer compares schools, crime rates, taxes, etc. However, what happens when you sum up the entire process and label cities on pure happiness??

Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and FBI Uniform Crime Reports, ranked the top 10 happiest cities in the state of Illinois. Sitting happily at number three is our very own Batavia, Illinois!

The cities were ranked on the best overall ratings in restaurants, crime rate, commute, departure time, income, divorce rate, and housing. Although some of those factors may seem a bit far-fetched, they all play in important role in being happy.

A city with good food is a city worth smiling for. One of the most common ways to celebrate being happy is sharing a good meal with your family and friends. The wonderful restaurants in Batavia are sure to fill you up with good food and leave you with a smile.

Although Illinois typically has a low rate, some cities are more dangerous than others. The happiness study examined the odds of being a victim of a violent crime. When looking for a new home, safety always comes first. The minimal crime in Batavia makes our city one of the top places to raise a family.

Anyone who commutes to Chicago is familiar with the dreaded time of day known as rush hour. Due to the stress created by heavy traffic and long streetlights, the happiness study considered the average commute to big cities. So turn up the tunes and experience the short commute to the windy City from Batavia.

Benjamin Franklin always said, “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” If he was right, then anyone who wakes up at the crack of dawn must be happy, healthy, and rich. That being said, the happiness study included anyone who leaves for work before 5a.m.

Although money can’t buy happiness, it makes life a lot easier to enjoy. Nobody likes working a 50 hour week to still be pinching pennies every month. The study looked at the median household income to determine financially successful residents.

There is no better moment then when you say ‘I DO’ to the person you love. However, marriage has become a challenge in today’s society. There are various factors that can lead to divorce. According to the study, Batavia is home to some of the happiest couples in Illinois.

The expense of living can sometimes leave a heavy burden on residents. In order to locate the happiest residents, the study examined the average percentage of income spent on housing. Batavia has been shown to be home to a great deal of smiles and a whole lot of happiness.

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VETERANS' DAY 2014 in the Fox Valley

by The Rullo Team

Whether you are a Veteran or you know a is a day that is significant to you. It is a day to honor our heroes, a time to honor those who have served in the US Military and for those who have made great sacrfices to perserve the freedoms we live with everyday.

"Home of the Free....Because of the Brave". Have you heard that more and more lately? The men and women who serve in our armed forces exemplify the extaordinary committment to excellence in service, duty and honor that truly goes beyond that of anything you will see in ordinary life....and YES they will, and have, laid down their life for all of us.

Today, VETERAN'S DAY 2014, seek out our Veteran's and do something special for them. You won't need to look very far, they are our neighbors, coworkers, family & friends. This day is set aside to honor them for all they have done for us and they certainly have deserved this and so much more.

Many restaurants and other fine retail establishments are offering free meals, and discounts on goods and services for our Veterans all day today. We hope that everyone will take the time today to spend it with a Veteran and make it a special day. Below are a few of the links to the sites offering FREE or DISCOUNTED GOODS & SERVICES for our Veterans:


Can Gourds Be Eaten?

by The Rullo Team

SQUASH are something you cook and eat... (Eat these AND use them for decorating):


...and GOURDS are something you look at but don’t eat... (ONLY use these for decorating):


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