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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:14 am
 Many people decide to upgrade from their apartments or condominiums out of a need for more space. But even after moving into a new home, homeowners may soon begin to outgrow the room they have....
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:13 am
 With the change of seasons, there are many different activities that take place in the garden during this time of year, according to University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.“In...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:12 am
 Taking a walk in cool, crisp weather, attending football games, picking apples and choosing the perfect pumpkin are some quintessential activities for the fall, said University of Illinois horti...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:11 am

Now is the time to plant spring bulbs

 Have you ever admired the vibrant colors of spring flowers and wondered how to create this beauty in your own landscape?  “The time to plant for spring bloomers is now,” said University...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:10 am
 Do your eyes glaze over as you read home composting recipes? Do you wonder if an advanced degree in chemistry is necessary to make respectable home compost? “Home composting is no more complic...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:09 am
 I’ve learned some basic truths in recent months. Among them: pains and little cares, dear, come in little pairs, dear; the rich get rich and the poor get poorer; and, perhaps most important, n...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:07 am

State budget impasse hobbles homelessness efforts

 At least one homeless shelter in Springfield is facing cuts as the state budget impasse drags on. Helping Hands of Springfield is one of more than 100 anti-homelessness groups across the state s...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:06 am

Inmate died after cancer went untreated

Wexford Health Sources, a Pennsylvania company that holds the contract to provide health care to Illinois inmates, has agreed to pay $800,000 to the family of a prisoner who died in 2012 after doctors...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:05 am

Someone paid Internet users to join fight against sugar tax

Call it a case of a rogue advertiser: An Illinois business group is bewildered after an unknown someone paid Internet users to sign their petition against a proposed tax on sugary drinks.The Illinois...


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