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Safety First This Holiday Weekend

Safety First This Holiday Weekend

Illinois transportation officials are increasing safety measures heading into the Memorial Day weekend.

Motorists can expect to see hundreds more seat belt enforcement zones and other patrols across the state.

Illinois Department of Transportation officials estimate more than 9,000 lives have been saved by seat belts since 1985 and that usage of seat belts in the front seat has reached close to 94 percent.

However, transportation officials say those between the ages of 20 to 34 represent over half of the deaths related to not wearing seatbelts.

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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Regina Hall almost became a nun

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The "Think Like a Man" star missed out on becoming a nun because some of her "numbers" were too high.