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New, please bear with me.[edit]

    I would like to apologize in advance, this is my first time trying to help get an article started.

Why is there no section on some of Taylorville's more infamous characters? Would like to see some topics my town is more well known for (i.e.) The dead horse chained to a truck and drug through town. (Can verify...was on Jay Leno for that one) Or how about our unusually high aquittal rate for murders in the last two decades or so. Not unsolved murders, actually prosecuted and ended with aquittal. Or even the drunk guy who ran his truck through the courthouse? Or one of my favorites, the States Attorney who kept his law license and went on to have one of the more lucrative firms in town after resigning as States Attorney under very suspicious circumstances, including suspected cover-ups, bribes, and nepotism. (quite openly talked about around town as the States Attorney who beat criminal distribution of a controlled substance charges of massive proportions) (talk) 18:46, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Suspicious County Seals[edit]

A user is adding a number of seals to Illinois County Articles, for example Stark County, Illinois / File:Seal of Stark County Illinois.svg. They look like they are mass copied / duplicated / modified versions of the Illinois State seal. c:Category:State seals of Illinois also [1]. Are these legitimated, authorized, county endorsed and used seals or are they user generated fake seals that they just made up? Also, a similar effort is occurring for WI counties, by a similar single purpose account, see [2] --Dual Freq (talk) 22:03, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Why didn't you research this before deleting them? You are a vandal! --Mr. Joshua Lyman (talk) 08:52, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Cite your sources. they seals look self made. none of them show any evidence that they are the actual seal of those counties. You need to properly cite a source in the commons image description that proves that these are real seals used in those those counties. --Dual Freq (talk) 14:25, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Importance scale re-evaluation?[edit]

From time to time I notice that an article has been badly mis-placed on the importance scale. Most recently I saw that Wild Bill Hickok is listed as "top importance" for Illinois, which is fairly silly. What is the procedure for re-evaluating articles when I see this kind of thing? Fishal (talk) 05:02, 17 February 2015 (UTC)