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  A fluffy duckling might seem appealing next to a basket of Easter eggs, but shelter officials and animal welfare experts want gift-happy parents to picture something else: poop. The average domestic duck relieves itself once every 15 minutes,...

Ducklings make foul Easter gifts

Updated: 3/21/2013 02:16 PM

  Grandpa wears a pirate hat and the little princess in his arms wields a light saber in time to the music. A dude in full Jack Sparrow attire sings along. Perched on dad's shoulder's, a boy's eyes open wide as Mickey Mouse swoops down from the ship's...

Plenty for kids, adults on highly rated Disney cruise

Updated: 3/21/2013 12:17 PM

  As the harsh winter sunlight shines on cluttered coffee tables, chipped woodwork and deflated pillows, it's obvious that our homes take a hit in the long hard slog from Thanksgiving through the end of winter.

Seven signs of spring for your home

Updated: 3/21/2013 02:14 PM

  Andrew Cole got a hand on the puck, just not enough. The puck slipped past Cole, crossed the goal line, thus ending the storybook season for the BG/H/W Stampede, a mix of players from Buffalo Grove, Hersey and Wheeling. Rockford defeated the...

Stampede fall 2-1 in OT

Updated: 3/25/2013 10:19 PM

  Visitors to the Field Museum in Chicago can experience the thrill of cave exploration for themselves with the new exhibit: "Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux," open through Sept. 8. The highly anticipated exhibition features...

Cave paintings of Lascaux come to life at Field Museum

Updated: 3/22/2013 08:55 AM

  During her first workout with the Train Like a Trooper Boot Camp, Chris Bower cried. The Island Lake mom knew she'd "let herself go," and she struggled to climb the stairs. Bower didn't want to come back. But boot camp creator/trainer Tami Haukedahl...

Trooper's boot camp helps parents get their mojo back

Updated: 4/2/2013 03:37 PM

  The Daily Herald has received 12 nominations in the prestigious 2013 Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism contest, presented by the Chicago Headline Club. Winners will be announced May 3 at the Union League Club in Chicago.

Daily Herald receives 12 Lisagor nominations

Updated: 4/24/2013 08:31 AM

  Q. We were looking at model homes and I noticed one of the models we liked had the furnace in the garage and another model had the furnace in the laundry room. I like to tinker and I need all the room in the garage I can get. What's the difference?

Where the best place to put the furnace?

Updated: 3/21/2013 01:54 PM

  Q. We have been waiting since September after placing an offer on a short sale. What should we do? Should be continue to wait? Can we send a letter to the bank stating that if they don't provide us with an answer by the end of March we will resign...

More trauma, delays with short sales

Updated: 3/21/2013 11:03 AM

  Q. I was told this table was made in England from burr-walnut. The legs are a puzzle to me because they look like horse hooves. The table is 94 inches long and 66 inches wide when both the drop leaves are open. I have been told it is called a...

English dining table definitely no 'coffin table'

Updated: 3/20/2013 02:52 PM

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