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The walls in the master bedroom utilized layers of paint and wallpaper for its unique look
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Elgin Artists’ Home Renovation Becomes Springboard to Store Launch

Elgin, IL—Two artists used their talent to uniquely renovate and decorate an abandoned home in Elgin they now call, “The Sparrow House.” The renovation project … Read more ›

Sculpture garden by Peter Walker. Photo: Timothy Hursley. © 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 ›

Antique bird house at Shop #19 at State Street Market Shops in Elgin
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Unique Antiques at Shop #19 at State Street Market Shops in Elgin

Shop # 19 at State Street Market Shops in Elgin has a variety of unique antiques and home decor items including antique bird houses, ferris … Read more ›

A variety of toys at Past to Present Treasures at State Street Market Shops in Elgin
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Past to Present Treasures, State Street Market Shop in Elgin

Past to Present Treasures at State Street Market Shops in Elgin has a variety of treasures from antiques, home decor, furniture, purses, and toys including … Read more ›

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Recycling Event @ Prairie View Elementary School – Sat, April 21st (8am-1pm)

Prairie View Elementary School is doing a recycling fundraiser. Please spread the word with family, friends, neighbors!! What a great way to get rid of … Read more ›

Rain Barrel
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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 ›

Waste Management’s Bagster® holds up to 3,300 pounds or three cubic yards of material, ideal for spring cleanup projects.
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Waste Management’s Bagster makes spring cleanup removal easier and less expensive

Spring officially arrives March 20, and the Midwest’s mild winter already has spring cleanup projects in the works in the metropolitan Chicago area. And Waste … 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, it’s hard not to think about a summertime full of sitting outside under a favorite tree, sipping a … Read more ›

St. Patrick's Day and Easter gifts at A Walk N' Thyme at State Street Market Shops in Elgin
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St. Patrick's Day and Easter gifts at A Walk N' Thyme at State Street Market Shops in Elgin

A Walk N' Thyme (shop #7) at State Street Market Shops in Elgin has new gifts for St. Patrick's Day, Easter and any occasion. Come … Read more ›