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    FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2005, file photo, longtime host Jerry Lewis performs during the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lewis, the comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. Lewis died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, according to his publicist. He was 91. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    Lewis' MDA telethons were full of emotion, star appearances

    Jerry Lewis, whose career as producer-director-writer and movie star peaked in the 1960s, may be best remembered by younger generations for the muscular dystrophy telethons he conducted every Labor Day weekend

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    A top Wall Street company and a top real estate company think there’s a lot more money to be made renting property to Americans who either can’t afford to buy or don’t want to become homeowners.

    Is America becoming a nation of renters?

    A top Wall Street company and a top real estate company think there’s a lot more money to be made renting property to Americans who either can’t afford to buy or don’t want to become homeowners.

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    Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb’s top-of-the-world offices overlook leafy Central Park. David Poppe, right, is CEO. Jonathan Brandt is the resident Berkshire Hathaway analyst and 25-year employee whose father worked at the firm. His father was an intimate of Warren Buffett’s.

    Sequoia Fund’s epic winning streak on Wall Street — then one ugly loss

    The financial whizzes cocooned in the serene offices of the Sequoia Fund atop one of New York’s iconic office buildings seem far removed from the noise of the city far below. But the 48-year-old mutual fund known as much for its ties to billionaire Warren Buffett as for its uncanny stock picks that created massive wealth for clients — retirement funds, pension funds, university endowments and regular-Joe investors — has had to descend from its lofty perch in the past two years and rescue its good name.

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    Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking for: a completely predictable stage for experiments.

    Eclipse offers power companies opportunity for experiments

    Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking for: a completely predictable stage for experiments.

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    Competition is heating up among U.S. grocery chains, but Americans are increasingly buying their food at Walmart.

    Americans are buying more food at Walmart

    Competition is heating up among U.S. grocery chains, but Americans are increasingly buying their food at Walmart.

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    Cook County is among several governments across the country to approve special taxes on sugary drinks.

    There’s a shock ahead for sugar industry

    Cutting back on sugar? So is much of the world. The change can be attributed to rising obesity rates, government initiatives like soda taxes, and manufacturers’ commitments to lower the sugar content in processed foods. That adds up to uncertainty for the sugar industry.

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    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, shakes hands with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, accompanied by Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, after attending a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the start of NAFTA Renegotiations in Washington.

    What you need to know about NAFTA as it goes through a quarter-life crisis

    NAFTA: The trade pact has stirred debate and controversy for more than two decades. Yet while NAFTA looms large in political rhetoric, most Americans probably couldn’t tell you who wrote the pact and why, what’s at stake in its renegotiation, and how profoundly it has already influenced their lives.

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    President Donald Trump, left, speaks during a meeting with manufacturing executives at the White House in Washington, including Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, center, and Ford CEO Mark Fields. Frazier resigned from the President’s American Manufacturing Council citing “a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.” Frazier’s resignation comes shortly after a violent confrontation between white supremacists and protesters in Charlottesville, Va.

    When CEOs sound more like the president than the actual president

    “I don’t know of a historical circumstance in which business leaders more clearly expressed our identity as a nation than an incumbent president,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a professor at University of Pennsylvania. “There are CEOs — and other Democratic and Republican leaders — who are sounding more like a traditional U.S. president than the president himself.”

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    College brings a host of new expenses beyond tuition that need to be discussed openly and often by families. First-year students are about to encounter a whole new level of responsibility, financial and otherwise, that will throw even the savviest for a loop.

    Money conversations to have before your kid heads off to college

    You may have a thrifty child by nature, but college brings a host of new expenses beyond tuition that need to be discussed openly and often. First-year students are about to encounter a whole new level of responsibility, financial and otherwise, that will throw even the savviest for a loop.

Life & Entertainment

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    Melanie Ruckle at her Putnam Hill Nursery in Forest Hill, Maryland.

    Unusual plants help a family nursery thrive in the big-box world

    Melanie Ruckle’s Putnam Hill Nursery is a cherished source by my discerning garden friends. Ruckle is a familiar presence at spring and fall plant sales at regional botanical gardens, but her two-acre nursery in Forest Hill, Maryland, is also open to visitors and internet shoppers.

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    For the bathroom that is challenged by size, consider two facing sinks to save space.

    Bathroom design shifts with the times

    Human size is the basis of architectural and interior design standards. According to Scientific American, over the past 150 years, the average height of humans in industrialized nations has increased by about 4 inches. Bathroom design has also shifted with the times.

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    A room that seems “picture-ready” is nothing more than one that has been edited carefully over and over.

    ‘Picture ready’ may not be the look for everyone

    If I had a dollar for every time a client has asked me to make their home look like a page out of a decorating magazine, I’d be a very lucky man. On the other hand, few of us, myself included, can live on a magazine set.

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    Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) travel far and wide quickly during the current season of HBO's “Game of Thrones.”

    'Game of Thrones' used to be all about the journey. Now it's about the destination.

    During the final episodes of any action-packed series, such as HBO's “Game of Thrones,” the pace inevitably quickens. But we lose something when the story becomes entirely goal-oriented.

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    Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Ryan Reynolds star in "The Hitman's Bodyguard."

    'The Hitman's Bodyguard' outdoes 'Logan Lucky' at box office

    The Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds action comedy "The Hitman's Bodyguard" has taken the top spot at the box office this weekend with an estimated $21.6 million in grosses from 3,337 theaters according to studio estimates Sunday.

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    1977 Pontiac Can Am

    A whole lot of attraction going on at Indian Uprising Pontiac show

    At this year’s Indian Uprising Pontiac car show held last weekend at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, there was not one, but a pair of original owners of matching 1977 Pontiac Can Ams.

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    Creating a relaxed, happy and comfortable environment can help your infant learn to sleep.

    Are good sleepers born or made?

    Are some babies just born “good sleepers” while others are not? The answer is no according to Dr. Darius Loghmanee, a pediatric sleep medicine physician at Advocate Children’s Hospital.

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    “When Postpartum Packs a Punch: Fighting Back and Finding Joy” by Kristina Cowan

    When postpartum packs a punch

    Naperville resident Kristina Cowan was compelled to write a book about her postpartum depression experience in an effort to help others going through the same struggles.

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    Just 15 percent of women affected by maternal depression seek professional help.

    Maternal depression is getting more attention — but still not enough

    At least 1 in 7 women experience anxiety or depression during pregnancy or in the first year after birth, making mental-health disorders the most common complication of pregnancy. Despite this, maternal depression remains vastly underdiagnosed and undertreated, with just 15 percent of women affected seeking professional help.

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    Gene Simmons of KISS, which performs at RiverEdge Park in Aurora on Sunday, Aug. 20.

    Sunday picks: Rock and roll some of the night with KISS at RiverEdge

    Rock along to the theatrics of the celebrated band KISS tonight at RiverEdge Park. More on this and other fun events.

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    Matt LeBlanc, left, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan star in “Episodes,” premiering its fifth season Sunday, Aug. 20, on Showtime.

    Showtime’s ‘Episodes’ stars look at themselves as final season premieres

    Tamsin Greig doesn’t want to get into too much detail about the fifth and final season of Showtime’s “Episodes.” But she promises that the ending will be satisfying for viewers and a happy one for her character of TV writer/producer Beverly.

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    A common disease called apple scab is infecting crabapples this year.

    Many infected crabapple leaves are falling prematurely

    Many crabapple trees have dropped a lot of leaves in yards throughout the Chicago area because of a common disease called apple scab.

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    Fertilizing roses now leads to winter damage
    Q. I read August is the month to stop fertilizing roses. Why?

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    Kugel glass ornaments were made in Germany.

    German Christmas ornament serves as family heirloom

    Q. Enclosed you will find a photo of an antique red glass Christmas ornament. It is not just any ornament; it is an heirloom that has been passed down through our family from my great-grandparents who came from Germany around 1872. I know it probably isn’t worth much, but just learning about its history and value means a lot to me.

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    To begin a paver project, homeowners will need to stock up on some supplies they may not already have at home.

    Simplify paving stone installation

    Even though the installation of pavers can be a labor-intensive process, with the right tools and tips, this can be a do-it-yourself project for homeowners with renovation experience. Consider these tricks and how-to tips courtesy of The Home Depot, DIY Network and Unilock.

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    Bright, bold, detail-laden drawings paired with singsong rhymes create a perfect “turn-that-frown-upside down” story in “Fall is for School.”

    7 books that will help ease the back-to-school transition

    Back-to-school is upon us, so why not help the transition back to structure and learning with these seven books?

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    Palatine resident Denise Peterson shows off her garage improvements by the Garage Store. Peterson won a garage makeover through a contest sponsored by the business and the Daily Herald.

    Garage makeover winner gets items up and off her new floor

    A retired marketing and sales executive who worked for companies like Moore Business Forms, CityCorp and Dell Computers during her lengthy career is now enjoying a totally renovated garage at her Palatine townhouse, thanks to an annual contest, sponsored by Garage Store in East Dundee and the Daily Herald.

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    What causes soot along the baseboards?

    Q. I hope you can help me with a problem I have with black soot above my baseboards. Our furnace has been inspected, cleaned and I have been assured the furnace is not the issue.

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    How to handle being priced out as a bridesmaid

    Q. My friend is getting married. It started with the idea of having a small ceremony in the park. Now it has blown into a big fancy place with matching outfits for bridesmaids. My family is on one income and the expenses come up to over $1,000. How can I get out of it without hurting her feelings or breaking my bank (or robbing a bank)?

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    Coreopsis “Jethro Tull” shows off fluted petals.

    Carefree and easy, coreopsis survive even rookie gardeners

    Coreopsis, commonly called tickseed, are about as carefree as perennials get. They grow in almost any kind of soil and survive common rookie gardener mistakes like watering a little too much or forgetting to water enough.

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    Multiply’s Diamond Wine Trivet, available in hard maple, white oak or walnut ($135-$160, ). ()

    At L.A. Design Festival, form and function make room for fun

    Every year around this time, designers and makers from all over the world show off their new ideas at the Los Angeles Design Festival. This year, global artisans have kept the trend of simplicity alive while exercising a welcome sense of restraint.

Discuss

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    Keith Peterson

    World is watching America’s response to hate speech

    Guest Keith Peterson: When images of torchlit processions by white supremacists and neo-Nazis carrying banners with swastikas through America’s streets are flashed around the world, the damage to our image is profound, and that damage must be reversed by an unstinting dedication to our founding principles in word and deed.

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    America’s elites respond to Trump with cowardice

    Columnist Fareed Zakaria: The delayed, qualified and mealy mouthed reactions of many in America’s leadership class tell a disturbing story about the country’s elites — and the reason we are living in an age of populist rebellion.

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    Don’t let tax anger skew your perspective
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: I vowed never to order or shop for a sweetened drink in Cook County again and I’ve kept this promise to myself — until today.

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    Comparison was wrong
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: I rarely send my thoughts in response to one of your writers. However, after reading the article titled “Echoes of Vietnam,” I must respond.

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    Doctors wouldn’t be working for free
    A Naperville letter to the editor: To the person who believes that physicians would be treating patients for free under single provider insurance is badly mistaken.

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    Watching out for taxpayers, not pols
    A Harvard letter to the editor: Congratulations to McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks for rejecting the good old boy politics by choosing the best person to fill a county board vacancy instead of a hand-picked hack chosen by party insiders.

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