Are you ready for this?
Pluto is a planet once more.
At least in the state of Illinois.
The IL state legislature has so ruled.
Why? Because the discoverer of Pluto,
one Clyde Tombaugh, was born in
Streator, Illinois. He is the only planet-man
ever born in Illinois, so by gum,
the state will recognize him
by declaring March 13 as Pluto Day.
I'm not kidding. Here's the story.
As for Pluto the Disney character,
He has no known connection to Illinois.