Question: Can you name Illinois’ 2017 champion as the “drunkest” city in Illinois, based on a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the results of which appeared last week in USA Today newspaper? (1) Carbondale; (2) Champaign-Urbana; (3) Decatur; (4) Bloomington-Normal; (5) Springfield

Answer: Yes, it is (4) B-N where, according to the CDCP, 21.5 percent of B-N’s adult (18 or older) either “binge or drink heavily.” Says the report: “College towns draw unhealthy alcohol consumption and such is also more common among better-educated populations, and Bloomington is home to a relatively large share (42.4 percent) of adults with a bachelor’s degree (compared to the statewide college attainment rate of 34.0 percent and the nationwide rate of 31.3 percent)." The study suggests 35.1 percent of driving deaths in the area are alcohol-related.

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