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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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July 26: Picture of the Day

July 26, 2010 at 11:29 PM

“This room smells like hotel illness”

Couldn’t help but think of the Black Crowes when we rolled into Richmond, Ind. and checked into the Comfort Inn. Thank goodness my wife bought new air freshener for the ride home.

This was the lovely view from the room. But for $69, I’m not complaining. We got free ice. We got to swim in the pool. And we got continental breakfast for the whole clan (biscuits and gravy, waffles, bagels, cereal, milk, juice etc.)

By my calculations the room really cost about $45. For that you expect some stank.

 

 

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