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Michael Williams, Getty Images

Road Condition Hotlines & Websites for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

With winter weather bearing down on us, travelers will be under the gun to navigate safely.  With that in mind, here are the important numbers and sites you may want to check for road conditions in the Tri-State area.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

It is Not Legally Smart to Shovel Your Sidewalk

I was having a conversation with a friend recently about some of the crazy laws this country has and I recalled a story another friend told me last year regarding snow covered sidewalks. We were trying to walk on an icy sidewalk of a local restaurant last winter and I wondered why wouldn't the owner clean the snow off the sidewalk? I thought, "wouldn't a clean sidewalk be better for his customers?" As an owner you sure wouldn't want a customer to slip on their property. With that said, you will be amazed as why you should leave the snow on the sidewalk.  

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Why Do Airplanes Leave Vapor Trails Behind? Here’s Your Answer

Maybe it's because the skies are more colorful, but it seems like there are quite a few airplanes flying over our heads these days. They are very easy to see thanks to the vapor trails that they leave behind in the sky.

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Sam Greenwood, Getty Images
Sam Greenwood, Getty Images

Old Wives’ Tales Can Predict Our Winter Ahead

Now that summer is over and fall is officially here I thought it just might be time to review some of the old wives' tales of the many signs of fall and just what they mean.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Old Farmer’s Almanac Calling for Very Cold Winter

I was at lunch the other day and struck up a conversation with the waitress regarding the nice cool days and evenings we have had this week and she responded the she was actually "cold". Well, that was the wrong thing to say to a guy who "sweats in a blizzard". I happen to love the recent weather with low humidity and lots of sunshine.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

WQEC-TV to Feature Quincy’s Tree Restoration Program

Weeks after the City of Quincy took the brunt of a huge wind storm, the city has slowly worked its way back to some degree of normalcy. With thousands of trees downed by winds in excess of 75 miles an hour and 95% of the city without any power for days, the cleanup project was enormous.

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Madison Park - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Trees For Tommorrow Helping Plant New Trees After Quincy’s July Storm

Trees for Tomorrow, The City of Quincy and the Quincy Park District are teaming up after the July storms.

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17splinter, YouTube

Plane Battling Severe Winds Somehow Manages to Land

Flying is enough of adventure without turbulence rearing its ugly head.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Coyote Bill Set to Perform at ‘Blues in The District’ this Friday

The District has announced that this Friday’s Blues in the District will be held on schedule. The Blues in the District concert featuring Coyote Bill will be this Friday, July 24 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The concert is free and held in Washington Park.

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Storm in Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Still Has A Lot of Storm Cleanup Ahead [Video]

Damage from the July 13 windstorm that tore through Quincy is still clearly visible along city streets. Things are finally starting to return to normal in Quincy, but the volume of debris left from the storm will take some time to clean up. 

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