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Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:10 am
 Retaining walls were first created to perform the simple and necessary task of holding back earth. And with good reason: Erosion is a natural process, but when it means soil being washed off you...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:09 am
 Much like changing your car’s oil, a water heater needs regular maintenance for top performance. A water heater flush clears out sediment and minerals such as calcium and lime, which could imp...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:07 am
 When you think of midcentury modern, what comes to mind? Architecture? Furniture?Midcentury modern is often used to describe a period in design centered around the middle of the 20th century. Cl...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:06 am
 Artwork doesn’t have to be expensive to look expensive. Designers use a number of tricks to create interesting and original artwork without breaking the bank. Here are seven tips for adding ar...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:05 am
 There is a good amount of planning involved in creating a successful community garden. To help people and organizations build and maintain productive community gardens, the University of Illinoi...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:01 am
 It’s one of the unwritten rules of remodeling that a project will always cost more and take longer than expected. But just because this is the norm, you don’t have to take it as a given. Wit...
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 12:08 am

Choral Society director Marion van der Loo closes her four-decade career with a flourish

 “One of the things I had said all my life was, I want my own chorus,” said Marion van der Loo. “I wanted a chorus where I chose the music, I taught the music and I conducted the music.”I...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 12:11 am

The 99th District House race pits two nice guys against each other

 The two men running for the 99th District State Representative seat in the Nov. 6 general election had the exact same thing to say about each other:“He’s a nice guy.”Democrat Marc Bell and...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:14 am
 August Washington Park Historic Photography DisplayAug 23-Sep 2, 12-4pm Mon-Fri, 12-5pm Sat-Sun. Annual photo display features images of Washington Park dating back to the park’s creation...

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