The Babbler takes place in Bolingbrook, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago. In this setting, The Bolingbrook Babbler is a weekly tabloid that has covered Bolingbrook since its founding in 1965. Similar to The Weekly World News, it covers the “unbelievable truth” about Bolingbrook. These truths include:
- Bolingbrook is the home of the world’s largest urban UFO base.
- Lisle, IL is secretly run by intelligent trees.
- Bolingbrook has a population of weredeer.
In real life, The Babbler is a satirical blog where I write about subjects of interest through the eyes of an old school tabloid.