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Illini adjusting to life as No. 1

Originally Published: October 10, 2011
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

Michelle Bartsch's hometown of Collinsville, Ill., has a distinction, if you will, that sets it apart from the web of cities that makes up the greater St. Louis area. It's the site of the world's largest ketchup bottle. How large?

"I don't really know the dimensions exactly," Bartsch said, laughing. "It's huge."

This isn't quite as it sounds: The Brooks Catsup Bottle water tower does not dispense any of the red condiment. Built in the late 1940s to provide water ...

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