Illinois

Burger King has the rights to use its name throughout the entire United States, with the exception of a 20-mile radius surrounding a totally unrelated restaurant, also called Burger King, in Mattoon, Illinois.

Burger King (Mattoon, Illinois) For the unrelated Burger King, see Burger King. Mattoon’s Burger King in September 2007 Burger King is a restaurant founded by the Hoots family and operated by Burger King LLC of Illinois in Mattoon, Illinois, United States; it is not related to the fast food chain Burger King. The restaurant’s founders …

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Thomas Jefferson wanted the Constitution rewritten every 19 years

Zachary Elkins, above, a professor of political science, is working with Tom Ginsburg, below, an Illinois professor of law, on a project to collect and analyze some 760 constitutions used worldwide since the U.S. Constitution took effect. “Jefferson thought the dead should not rule the living, thus constitutions should expire frequently, but the fact is …

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