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  Carol Gilbert remembers well the heartache and hassle of watching her aging parents struggle to remain in their house of 45 years; the desperate, last-minute calls for help and her dad's isolation as her mom's health declined.

Specialists in late-life downsizing on the rise

Updated: 2/15/2012 12:45 PM

  On cold winter days, those approaching retirement love to contemplate moving to a sunny, warm climate where they don’t have to contend with cold and snow. But when pushed to actually make the decision to leave the Chicago area, relatively few...

Retirement communities bustle with events, camaraderie

Updated: 2/15/2012 12:43 PM

  Normally, Rebecca Jordan will take all the free TV exposure she can get for the psychiatric hospital that she’s turned into a tourist attraction known as the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. But she drew the line when producers for A&E’s...

Former asylum now a booming tourism business

Updated: 2/17/2012 12:20 PM

  A new generation of parades is hitting the streets of New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and they're throwing away old traditions of big, glitzy floats and celebrity kings and queens for smaller, greener and sometimes naughtier floats with a hipster...

Smaller parades changing the face of Mardi Gras

Updated: 2/16/2012 03:59 PM

  The special honors presented at the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards were emotional. Yolanda Adams sang the spiritual song “I Love the Lord, He Heard My Cry” as part of a moving tribute to Whitney Houston, who died last week. “We...

Image Awards honor Lucas, Houston

Updated: 2/18/2012 12:17 AM

  Whitney Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown briefly appeared at her funeral before leaving. Brown arrived as the service began. He walked to the casket, touched it and walked to the back of the church Saturday.

Bobby Brown briefly appears at Houston funeral

Updated: 2/18/2012 11:20 PM

  The best voices of a generation all paid tribute to her. But in the end, the most powerful voice at Whitney Houston's funeral was her own. The first notes of "I Will Always Love You," at the end of a 3 ˝-hour remembrance of the pop superstar, played...

Houston's voice soars at NJ hometown funeral

Updated: 2/18/2012 11:25 PM

  Children and their families learned Saturday what it takes to make scrambled eggs from scratch — chicken scratch, that is. Primrose Farm Park in St. Charles showed them how chickens are raised. The restored farm specializes in teaching urban...

St. Charles farm shows kids the ins and outs of raising chickens

Updated: 2/18/2012 06:58 PM

  Ever want to hop on stage and belt out the blues? You can at "The Blues: From the Heart and Soul" exhibit running through August 19 at the Lake County Discovery Museum. The exhibiti is a treat for any blues lover. It features playbills, autographs...

Blues in the spotlight at Lake County museum

Updated: 2/18/2012 06:43 PM

  Four horses Claudia Haugh believes were stolen from her Spring Grove farm early Friday morning are now safely back in their stables. Haugh said she's grateful for their return, but added the story should serve as a warning to other horse owners that...

Spring Grove horses safely back in stables

Updated: 2/18/2012 06:41 PM

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