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Where Does Illinois Place on the List of America’s Safest States?

It might get to you sometimes. You know, reading over and over again in various spots about how dangerous Rockford is. About how dangerous Chicago is. How dangerous Bloomington, Peoria, and East St. Louis are. How could you not think that Illinois is danger-central? Well, maybe because there are lots of other states that could take that title before us.

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Don’t Open This Mother’s Day Coupon from Lowe’s

If your Mother's Day shopping trip always involves a stop at the Lowe's Nursery department, don't use this coupon thinking you're gonna save a lot of green on Mama's pretty plants. You'll probably be sorry if you do.

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Illinois Cops May Get a Device to Stop Distracted Driving

There's a new piece of technology police could soon be using to determine if a driver was using their phone moments before an accident occurred, and some people are NOT happy about it.

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These Are the 10 Safest Rockford Neighborhoods

Safety is always important, these are the ten safest neighborhoods in Rockford.

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Keep Yourself Safe While Christmas Shopping in the Rockford Area

I guess the best way to keep yourself protected while out buying Christmas goodies would be to have a cop tag along with you the entire time. Since cops have other, more pressing responsibilities, that might be tough. However, following some of the guidelines put forth by law enforcement should do the trick.

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Winnebago Police Warn Residents Of Door-to-Door Scam

The Winnebago Police Department is warning all Rockford residents about a door-to-door scam that has first surfaced in the Village of Winnebago.

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Illinois On Pace to Top 1000 Traffic Fatalities This Year

As a state, we haven't reached the 1000-plus traffic death figure since 2008 (when 1043 people were killed on Illinois roads, 998 last year), but safety and insurance industry experts say we're on our way to topping that number this year.

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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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Craigslist Rental Scam Warning for Rock County Residents

The Rock County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a current Craigslist home rental scam they have been receiving complaints about.

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Frying a Turkey? Avoid a Fire Tornado

I can agree with those who claim that fried turkey is the absolute best way to serve it. I don't need convincing, I've tasted it, and you turkey fryers are right, it's awesome...

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