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New Illinois Law Prohibits Hand Held Cell Phone Usage While Driving

January 1 will be here before you know it and when it arrives, you better not call someone to wish them a “Happy New Year” on your hand-held cell phone if you are driving in the State of Illinois. A new law will go into effect on January 1 where Illinois motorists could face a $75 fine if they are caught using their cellphone without a hands-free device.

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Sean Gallop, Getty Images

Make Sure You Are Prepared Now for Driving This Winter

Earlier this week the temperature was around 60 degrees, and now we are looking at a low in the single digits tonight. That's the Midwest for you. If you don't like the weather stick around and it will change. Well, the skies might  change and we may even see snow, but it looks like the below freezing temperatures are here to stay for at least a week.

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David McNew, Getty Images

Delta Airlines Makes a Sound Decision on Grounding Voice Calls

 

The Federal Communications Commission recently announced that it may be willing to allow cell phone usage on commercial airlines where they have been silent over the past years because of concerns with radio signal interference they could cause. Apparently testing has indicated that cell phone usage will not impede the radio signals needed by pilots to fly the planes. Before you jump for joy, you might want to think this one through.

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Scott Olsen, Getty Images

Why Are Illegal Immigrants Getting an Illinois Driver’s License?

I hope you are ready for this piece of news. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced last week that immigrants living in the State of Illinois who entered the United States illegally may begin to apply for a state driver's license in December. This is available because of a new state law approved by the Illinois legislature and signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn in January.  

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

It’s Time to Build a Canal from Meredosia to Quincy

I have been sitting on this thought for the past ten years and decided maybe this would be a good time to reveal it to the world (or at least my little portion of it).  Having grown up in New York State, I lived literally on the Erie Canal in Rome, New York

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David McNew, Getty Images

Public Invited to Discuss Options for New Bridge at Louisiana October 1

The public is invited to an open-house style meeting to view the recommended location options for a new bridge at U.S. 54 over the Mississippi River in Louisiana, Missouri on Tuesday, October 1 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at the Twin Pikes YMCA in Louisiana.

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Riu Playacar Website
Riu Playacar Website

The Top 10 FAQs About the 101 Days of Summer Giveaway

Tonight wraps up Y101's 101 Day's of Summer promotion and someone will be leaving the Oakley Lindsay Center a very happy person, because they will have won a trip to Mexico! The trip consists of five beautiful nights at the Riu Playacar Resort in the Riviera Maya for two people. As with any contest, there are questions, so I thought I would address the ten most frequently asked questions about our the 101 Days of Summer.

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Vladimir Pesnya/Pressphotos/Getty Images

Lugnuts Holding Car Show Sunday at The Illinois Veteran’s Home

If you are into old cars from the past the place to be is the Illinois Veteran's Home this Sunday. The Tri States Lugnuts will be hosting their 14th Annual Endless Summer Car Show on Sunday, September 8th from 9 am to 4 pm at the Illinois Veteran’s Home. 

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David McNew, Getty Images

Proof of Car Insurance is as Close as Your Cell Phone in Illinois

It is a sign of the times when you can now use your cell phone to prove to a police officer that you have car insurance. In case you missed it, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law that will allow motorists use their cell phone to prove they have auto insurance when an officer asks to see that proof.  

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Toyota Yaris/ Dorsey
Toyota Yaris/ Dorsey

Quincy Gems Give Away The Toyota Yaris at Their Game Saturday Night

We have been talking about it all summer long, and tomorrow someone will finally win the Toyota Yaris being given away by the Quincy Gems!

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