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  A consolidation of Boy Scout councils in the Northwest and West suburbs with those in Chicago and Northwest Indiana is being proposed to help stem the tide of declining membership and donations, though the effect of the merger on local Scout troops...

Four area Boy Scout councils consider consolidation

Updated: 5/20/2014 09:52 AM

  Today, true outdoor cooking aficionados have options when it comes to preparing a meal outdoors and many of them use those options almost year-round instead of just in the summer. There are smokers that use wood pellets for indirect cooking like in...

Outdoor cooking taken to a new level

Updated: 5/16/2014 03:02 PM

  A Hoffman Estates letter to the editor: Two cartoons to consider for the Opinion page: Have a finish line with a banner that reads “Bankruptcy”. Have three figures: A. Detroit B. Chicago C. Illinois. The caption underneath reads,...

Visualize Illinois’ problems this way

Updated: 5/16/2014 04:03 PM

  A Hoffman Estates letter to the editor: I read that the post office would be picking up nonperishables on Saturday, May 10. I put out a few bags right under my mailbox. Again, same as last year, they were still there on Tuesday.

Mail carrier failed to deliver

Updated: 5/16/2014 04:03 PM

  A Wheaton letter to the editor: The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld as constitutional the giving of sectarian prayers at public meetings such as those at city council meetings. The court’s reasoning was that such invocations are nothing more...

Let’s skip prayer, get on with the meeting

Updated: 5/16/2014 09:54 AM

  A South Elgin letter to the editor: We just received our Kane County tax bill and while a friend who lives less than a mile away boasted her tax bill went down, ours went up another $504.20 this year. I find it unbelievable that we are hit with...

People getting taxed out of their homes

Updated: 5/16/2014 09:54 AM

  Twenty-four years ago I moved in as a happy family with husband and kids with dreams of building a deck, doing some nice landscaping and being able to have family and friends over and entertain during the warm months out back. Well, things did not...

Time for dreams to grow

Updated: 5/16/2014 03:18 PM

  Twenty-five years ago when we bought this home, my husband promised me a new deck if I settled for a house that was in less than mint condition. Well still no deck, not even an improved patio. Same cracks, same wooden flower beds, same area under...

Restore yard to former beauty

Updated: 5/16/2014 03:18 PM

  Your mood is decidedly affected by natural light. Though we are hurdling toward summer, those living in parts of the nation that see little sun are familiar with seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD.

Living in a dark house can be mood altering

Updated: 5/16/2014 02:58 PM

  Q. My divorce agreement requires me to refinance our house and remove her from the mortgage and title. I received a call from my mortgage guy yesterday who tells me there is a judgment against the property. Apparently, my ex-wife failed to pay a...

Ex-wife’s credit card debt scuttles home refinance

Updated: 5/16/2014 02:32 PM

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