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    A visual connection occurs with the repeated use of art glass in this bathroom, making the design flow.

    Choose unique materials to expand space

    It is easy to be overwhelmed by all the decisions involved with remodeling a major bathroom. Where do you start? How do you translate a particular style into a look that fits the room size?

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    Sarah Kate Ellis, GLADD president and CEO, third from left, and transgender service members arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27.

    Politics are center stage at MTV Video Music Awards

    From the very first prize presented Sunday, and even before the show began, politics demanded a starring role in MTV's Video Music Awards.

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    Kendrick Lamar accepts the award for best hip-hop video for "HUMBLE." at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, in Inglewood, Calif.

    MTV VMAs full of emotional, political moments; Lamar wins 6

    Kendrick Lamar was the king of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, winning six awards on a night full of emotional performances, political moments and a new, eye-popping Taylor Swift music video.

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    "Leap!"

    Box-office eclipse: Hollywood has worst weekend in years

    Hollywood effectively took the weekend off, resulting in the most dismal box-office results in 16 years.

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    Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. Heyer was killed in Charlottesville, Va., after a car crashed into demonstrators protesting a white supremacy rally. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

    The Latest: Racism denounced from VMAs stage by Lee relative

    The Latest: Racism denounced from VMAs stage by descendent of Robert E. Lee, mother of Charlottesville attack victim

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    Muslim woman from Utah makes splash on 'Project Runway'

    A Muslim designer from Utah chosen for the fashion-competition show "Project Runway" says she tried out for the TV show to promote her modest clothing designs. But to her surprise, she has also become a role model

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    Trying to conceive? Think about what you’re eating

    More couples in their 30s and 40s who are trying to get pregnant want to make sure their eating habits help their chances of conception and support a healthy pregnancy.

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    It’s important to find sports activies that fit in with your family life.

    Learning to balance school and sports

    While the benefits of playing sports far outweigh the negative aspects, according to Dr. Rebecca Carl, an attending physician in the Institute for Sports Medicine, there are certain precautions that all parents should take into account as they sign their kids up for another year of practices and games.

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    Tours at Fox River Distilling in Geneva include a look at the production area and information on what makes craft distilling different from mass production.

    Suburban distillery tours help you get into the spirit

    The suburbs are home to numerous distilleries making whiskey, gin, vodka and other spirits. These spots offer tours and tastings so you can learn about the distilling process and then try the final product.

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    John Mellencamp makes his Ravinia Festival debut in Highland Park on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26 and 27.

    Sunday picks: Mellencamp rocks second Ravinia show

    American rocker John Mellencamp plays his catalog of hits at Ravinia Festival. More on this and other upcoming events.

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    Winner of the 2016 Emmy for best reality TV show host, RuPaul is up for the award again this year as host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

    ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ keeps focus on art, not its impact

    The color and energy of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” are hard to ignore and impossible to forget. In its ninth season, the show is nominated for seven Emmy Awards, including best reality competition and best reality show host for RuPaul.

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    Farmers use technology to monitor variations across a field in soil type, water and nutrient use, temperature, crop yield and more.

    10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run

    Next time you’re at the grocery store, consider these 10 modern myths about farming.

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    Sisters Allison Moorer, left, and Shelby Lynne recorded together for “Not Dark Yet.” They perform Aug. 30 and 31 at Chicago's City Winery.

    Sisters Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer team up on disc, Chicago shows

    Shelby Lynne has a succinct explanation for why she and her sister Allison Moorer had two decades of successful solo careers before making a disc together. “Timing,” she said. They will perform toghether Aug. 30 and 31 at Chicago's City Winery.

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    Depending on the room’s structure and architecture, you should determine which activity will be the dominant one or the focal point.

    Size, activities and numbers dictate how to rearrange a room

    If you’ve ever wondered where you should start when rearranging a room, or whether there is a correct or incorrect way of placing furniture in a room, then hopefully this article can help provide you with some direction.

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    Time to sow cool weather crops
    Q. What vegetables and/or herbs can I plant in August for the fall harvest?

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    J. Hoare & Co., a cut glass company, was founded in 1853.

    Cut glass milk jug is a cut above

    Q. This is a photo of a cut glass tankard that we have. It has a scalloped saw-toothed edge and a notched handle, and it stands 6 inches tall. The maker’s mark is less than 1/2 inch in diameter and includes the words “J. Hoare and Co. — Corning — 1853.” Thank you for any information you can provide on the maker, age and insurance value.

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    Schaumburg owner has roofing questions

    Q. I live in the area of Schaumburg that was hit by microburst. We have been accepted for new siding and roof. My current roof is 13 years old, siding is 30 years old. I have a few questions.

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    Couple discovers past loan still a “lien” on their home

    Q. My wife and I are in the process of obtaining a home equity loan for our co-op apartment. We currently have one mortgage on the co-op and are obtaining a home equity loan from a second bank in order to renovate the kitchen. Everything was going well with our loan application until today.

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    New England asters bloom in shades of purple lavender pink or white.

    Asters fill the fall garden with flowers

    If you are looking for perennials to fill the gap created by the decline of summer-blooming annuals and perennials in a sunny landscape, asters may be the perfect solution.

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    It is time to take cuttings of annuals, such as geraniums and begonias, that are to be kept over the winter.

    Take cuttings from annuals for next year’s garden

    It is time to take cuttings of annuals, such as geraniums and begonias, that are to be kept over the winter. Cool nights in September will harden off the plants, which will make them more difficult to root.

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    A screen porch is part of the renovation of Daniela and Chris Sicuranza’s ranch home in Arlington, Virginia.

    A tweak — not a teardown — for that just-right house

    Across many suburbs, modest Cape Cods and Colonials are routinely demolished to make way for supersized houses. But there are exceptions to this market trend.

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    Bride-to-be feels upstaged by another wedding

    Q. My partner and I are getting married in September of next year. My fiance’s mother recently told me that she believes my future sister-in-law and her boyfriend will set a date for next July. I can’t help the feeling that Laura’s wedding will upstage ours. I also fear that some of my fiance’s family and friends won’t be able to travel for two weddings in such a short time and therefore skip ours since it is the second one. Am I being selfish? I really do not want this to affect my relationship with their family.

Discuss

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    Robert Lee, no E.

    Columnist Kathleen Parker: You know we’ve reached a point of — something — when a sports announcer named Robert Lee is reassigned from calling a University of Virginia college football game because of his contemporaneously unfortunate name.

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    Statues are part of our past
    A Prairie View letter to the editor: I do not believe that taking down statues is the proper thing to do. It is part of our past, even if it is a good or bad past.

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    Qualifications, not wallets, are important
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: I recently attended a forum of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates.

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    We must condemn anti-American ideologies
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: Loud alarms should be ringing to alert all of us about the dangers of what happened in Charlottesville.

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    One-day media boycott of Trump?
    A Lake in the Hills letter to the editor: I think the best way to shut up our incredibly ignorant president would be to stop giving him press coverage.

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    Naperville carillon worthy of preservation
    A Chicago letter to the editor: The Millennium Carillon is a crown jewel that Naperville should cherish. The significance of the carillon to the Naperville community is threefold.

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    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon

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