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5 New Candy Bar Rules Everyone Needs to Follow
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4 Awesome Things to Do With All That Halloween Candy

If you, or your waistline, can't handle your kids' Halloween candy stash, here's 4 cool (and equally delicious) things you could do with it this year.

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Cherry Valley Library Offers New Service to Get Kids Outside

Want to take the kids fishing but don't have the gear? No worries. Just Head over the Cherry Valley Public Library and get yourself a fishing pole and tackle before you head to the river today.

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Target Corp. Reported A 4 percent increase in second-quarter profits
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A Mom Is Ticked at Target for One Small Change

Every single woman I know is involved in a deep love affair with Target, and has been for several years. Most of these ladies are also Moms who will totally understand why this Mom is absolutely pissed at Target. Why you ask? Target added one thing to their stores that has totally ruined her entire shopping experience, and she's not having it.

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The One Thing I Learned Never to Do With a Baby

I love to hear my daughter Harper giggle, which she just started doing a couple weeks ago. Over the weekend I was playing airplane with her to entice these beloved giggles. Very. Bad. Idea.

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Illinois is One of the Best States for Teen Drivers

I'm not generally a nervous person. I wouldn't go so far as to call myself unflappable (there have been moments in my life when I've been highly flappable, to be honest), but I'm lucky enough not to suffer with much anxiety...although when my 16 year old got his driver's license, I was definitely biting my nails and cutting back on caffeine.

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Swedish American First to Use New Technology to Keep Newborns Safe

There is a new digital way to scan a newborn's footprints called CertaScan, and Swedish American is the first hospital in Illinois to implement this new technology.

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Mom Uses Facebook to Guilt Son Into Calling

So, your son went off to college well over a month ago, and you haven't gotten a single phone call from him. What's a mom to do? My mom would probably have shown up at my dorm room with a wooden spoon in her hand...

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Illinois Parents Refusing Vaccines for Kids Need Doctor’s Signature

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Parents in Illinois citing religious objections in refusing to have their children immunized will have to get a doctor's signature confirming they've been informed of the risks...

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Parents Arrested After Allegedly Making Daughter Live In Woods As Punishment

As a relatively new parent, I simply can't imagine the thought process (or lack thereof) behind this "punishment."

According to WLTX-TV, a South Carolina couple has been arrested after allegedly banishing their daughter to the woods as punishment for eating a Pop-Tart...

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Watch Man’s Hidden Reaction to Becoming a Grandpa

I remember my wife, Amy, coming into our kitchen, smiling excitedly, and waving a little plastic stick. The conversation began with "Guess what...

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