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Michael Boyle, Getty Images

Dogs and Fireworks Are NOT a Good Mix

Before you head out for a fireworks display, please find a way NOT to take your dog with you. A fear of fireworks is commonplace for dogs. They find the loud noise and bright displays of light truly frightening.The good news is that there are a few things you can do to help your dog make it through the Fourth of July festivities.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Gems Parking Lot to Close for Fireworks. Shuttles to Be Provided

The Quincy Gems are preparing to hold five large fireworks displays after games conclude on June 30, July 1, 3, 8 and 15. As a result, their parking lot on Sycamore Street will not be available on those dates.

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How Patriotic Is Your State?

In less then a week we will be celebrating the 4th of July, the birth of our country. And while just about every state is going to be setting off fireworks (some illegally, mind you), have you ever wondered how truly patriotic your state is?

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Know The Law For Fireworks In Your State

Next week, we will be celebrating America's birthday with BBQ's, pool party's, and at night fireworks. If you are planning to celebrate with fireworks in Illinois, there are some laws you should be aware of.

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The Real Reason Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

As we all take advantage of this three-day weekend, we remember those who gave their all so we can be free. 

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Denis Raev

Do Something Different With Mom This Mother’s Day

Chocolates, flowers, and brunch are always nice gift. But maybe try a little something different for Mother's Day this year. Here are a few ideas...

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What Mom REALLY Wants For Mother’s Day

As we creep closer to Mother's Day, some of you might be panicking on what to get your mom. So I polled the moms in the office to find out what we REALLY want (and it might not be what you had planned).

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Viktor Pryymachuk

Ready, Set, Hunt!

Easter may be late this year, but that is not stopping local Easter Egg Hunts and the arrival of the Easter Bunny.

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Here are 5 St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Remedies

A couple of years ago we posted some tips regarding how to handle a hangover from St. Patrick's Day partying.  It is a post that may come in handy again for some people. With St. Patrick's Day history, you probably don't have a plan for the morning after. We want to give you an edge on battling that inevitable post-revelry pain.

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Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images / EMI / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Our Playlist of Irish Musicians

Some favorites from the Emerald Isle's finest, including Hozier, Roisin Murphy, The Cranberries and more.

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