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The Best Way To Save On Home Improvements In Will County

With summer just around the corner, Homeowners will have the opportunity to get all their last minute home improvement projects started at the annual 2012 … Read more ›

JULIE reminds homeowners to always call 811 before digging this spring.  This is a free call and service
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April is Safe Digging Month

April 2012 marks the fifth annual National Safe Digging Month, reminding homeowners and professional excavators in Illinois to call JULIE, Inc. (JULIE) at 811 before … Read more ›

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Bringing the Prairie Home

On April 5, 2012, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie will hold the next lecture in our series, “Bringing the Prairie Home.” Our guest speaker will be … 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 ›

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Greater Chicagoland Chapter of NARI Provides Top 10 Remodeling Resolutions

If you’re considering a major investment like a kitchen re-do, room addition or bathroom renovation, it’s crucial to research candidates scrupulously. The goal is to … Read more ›

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Natural plantings may take place of turf grass in unincorporated Will County

JOLIET – Residents in unincorporated Will County will be able to “go natural” with their lawns this year, thanks to changes in the County’s Plantings … Read more ›

Service Alley – Your Source for Home Service Providers

TribLocal is proud to introduce Service Alley, our new home services marketplace website. Service Alley is a place where you can find, evaluate, contact and … Read more ›

Yard waste collection to stop Dec. 9

Collection of yard waste in Joliet will be suspended Dec. 9. The service will resume April 2, 2012. Real Christmas trees will be collected after … Read more ›

Park district to open organic community garden

A 13-acre organic community garden that prohibits the use of synthetic and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides is opening in Joliet. The garden, located on … Read more ›

A Look at One Aspect of ‘Chicago’s Annual Real-Estate Charts: Time on the Market

In its October issue, on newsstands tomorrow, Chicago presents its annual real-estate charts, which look at home prices in nearly 300 neighborhoods and towns. To … Read more ›