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Sidewalk Sale at State Street Market Shops in Elgin on June 7th, 8th & 9th
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Sidewalk Sale June 7th, 8th & 9th at State Street Market Shops in Elgin

State Street Market Shops in Elgin will have a huge Sidewalk Sale on June 7th, 8th and 9th. You will find sales on items inside … Read more ›

Sculpture garden by Peter Walker. Photo: Timothy Hursley. Ā© PWP Landscape Architecture
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Peter Walker, Co-designer of the National September 11 Memorial, to speak at Botanic Garden

The renowned landscape architect Peter Walker, who co-designed the National September 11 Memorial, will speak at the Chicago Botanic Garden June 28. His presentation is … Read more ›

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Wildflower meadow offers natureā€™s contribution to portrait backgrounds

Ahhh, the great outdoors beckons ā€“ picnics, barbeques, sports and recreation. The reasons to venture outside are almost limitless. In fact, one excellent reason is … Read more ›

A rainbarrel connected to a downspout will help a homeowner recycle rainwater
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Rainbarrel Order Deadline Friday

The deadline for ordering rainbarrels and tumbling composters for pick-up in Woodstock or Algonquin is 5pm Friday, May 4th. All barrels are 55 gallons in … Read more ›

Port Orange House Painting
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Lifetime Guarantee

Having been painting for almost 29 years now, I have had the experience of being introduced to, and applying what some companies are selling as … Read more ›

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Rain Barrels Sales To Benefit New South Elgin Park

With spring just around the corner, the South Elgin Lions Club Green Team is selling rain barrels to the public. Each barrel is capable of … Read more ›

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Warm weather beckons portrait photographer to consider outdoor backdrops

It's official – Spring has arrived. The warm weather offers opportunities for people to get out of the house, to ride their bicycles, start work … Read more ›

Jan Gerber's Apron
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A Garden That Grows an Appreciation for Achievement, Historical Trends One-of-a-Kind Apron Exhibit at Chicago Flower & Garden Show

CHICAGO (Feb. 22, 2012) ā€“ When is an apron more than an apron? When it tells a story, makes a statement, inspires others and provokes … Read more ›

Soda bread baked in a loaf pan (Stephanie Hardiman Simon / TribLocal)

Basic Irish soda bread recipe

This isn’t a super traditional or family recipe for soda bread. Feel free to use this if you’re looking for an easy recipe or have … Read more ›

Even installing pavers around a tree can impact it. Be sure to protect your trees when you build a patio or deck.
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Planning a deck or patio? Watch out for your trees.

As our yards start to green up, itā€™s hard not to think about a summertime full of sitting outside under a favorite tree, sipping a … Read more ›