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What are the Odds of You Hitting a Deer on Illinois Roads?

We're inching ever closer to that time of year when Illinoisans start having more and more up close and personal meetings with our local deer population. Those encounters almost always go poorly for the deer, and often go badly for the driver, too. How likely are you to suffer deer-related damage to your vehicle here in Illinois?

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How To Use Aluminum Foil As Fabric Softener: Does This Work?

Don't you hate it when your set out to do you pile of laundry and you realize you have no fabric softener? Here's a helpful tip, to show you how to use aluminum foil in place of it and find out "Does this work?"

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One More Thing About Today’s Eclipse–You May Lose Phone Signal in Rural Areas

Not from being zapped by solar radiation, but from a bazillion people sharing their snaps.

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DIY Paper Firework for 4th of July

If you've got red, white and blue cardstock, some cardboard and a glue gun, you can make this fun paper firework and impress all your friends at this years' 4th of July celebration.

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How to Tell if You Might Get Bumped From Your Next Plane Trip

I don't think many of us really gave a whole lot of thought to the airline practice of "bumping" until the videos of a battered and bleeding man being dragged off an airplane began being played around the clock on nearly every outlet on the planet.

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Rockford’s Warm February Weather is Putting Plants at Risk

Spring-like temperatures in February isn't just confusing to us, it's confusing to plants as well. If a jaunt around your yard reveals several plant bulbs springing to life about a month too early, protect them now before they get freeze damage soon.

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What D.I.Y. Projects Send Illinoisans to Google For Help?

Maybe you're an expert Do-It-Yourself (DIY) kind of person. You know, the sort of individual that just has the skill to handle any and all projects. The sort of person who snorts when someone says "I Googled how to do ________." Or, maybe you're like me (and millions of others like me) who head straight for the world's foremost authority on everything to help you when you can't make heads or tails of what you're doing.

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Shannon Zimmerman, Townsquare Media
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DIY Reindeer Wreath

This cute reindeer wreath can be done with only a few supplies and a  couple easy steps. Even the most craft-challenged people can pull this off, I promise. 

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How to Blur Your House or Car on Google Street View

It wasn't until this very moment that I realized I could blur my house on Google Street View.

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Two Guys Sneak Into A Movie Theater Dressed As One Person [VIDEO]
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Two Guys Sneak Into A Movie Theater Dressed As One Person [VIDEO]

People have been sneaking into movie theaters for decades, but this is by far the most entertaining.

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