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If You Are Going to Fall and Get Hurt, Do It on a Clean Sidewalk

I was trying to walk on an icy sidewalk of a local restaurant yesterday and I wondered why wouldn't they clean off the sidewalk better than they did for their customers? As an owner you sure wouldn't want a customer to slip on their property. With that said, I ask again why wouldn't the owner clean off the sidewalk better?  If you asked the same question you might be surprised by the answer.  

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Road Condition Hotlines & Websites Available in 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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David Cannon, Getty Images

Only 7 More Snowfalls Left

There is an old adage that says that whatever date the first measurable snowfall comes is how many measurable snowfalls we will get this winter. So if you hated seeing the snow yesterday there is a silver lining to it in that we should only have seven more snowfalls to go if that old saying is correct.  

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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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Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Old Wive’s Tales About 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 wive's tales of the many signs of fall and just what they mean. Most deal with just what kind of winter we are going to experience in the months ahead.  So here are some of these wive's tales.

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Mario Tama/Getty Images

Heat Wave Continues – Take Care of Yourself and Your Pets

This heat wave continues on and with it comes complacency that you can work your way through it without suffering any problems. "Hey, if I can make it through four days of this, what's one more day going to do to me?" It is just that kind of thinking that could get you killed.

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Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

This Month’s Full Moon Has a Name. Do You Know It? Here’s Your Answer!

I had to be at the radio station this morning in the 4am hour to assist with some technical issues and as I was driving in I couldn't help but notice the huge full moon above. It was so bright I could have driven without my lights on .  As bright as it was, it was even more illuminating when I drove home last night and saw it rising into the eastern sky. It got me to thinking about the name of this moon. Did you know that each month there is a different name for the full moon?  

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Tom Ervin/Getty Images

Surprise! Rains May Help Keep the West Nile Virus Cases Down

Everywhere I went this weekend it was the same comment, "when is this rain going to stop?" There is a silver lining in all this in that we didn't have any severe weather accompany the heavy rains we got and the West Nile Virus problem maybe helped by all the rain.

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Fox Photos/Getty Images

It is Allergy Season and It is Killing Me!

For years I have always sympathised with people who were dealing with allergies in the springtime and for the first time I now am dealing with the same issue.  

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Photo Courtesy of Chamber of Commerce
Photo Courtesy of Chamber of Commerce

Dogwood Parade Winners Announced

Mother Nature was kind enough to allow the Dogwood Festival parade to be held with just some sprinkles and light rain Saturday.  Unfortunately, all of the Dogwood Block Parties were rained out Friday night. Once the parade concluded the Quincy Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the float competition.

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