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Planting perennials, mulching among things you can do this fall

Oct 10 2014 | 3:58 pm - Shawna Coronado, author of the new “Illinois Getting Started Garden Guide,” of Warrenville, known for her garden blogs and speeches here and abroad, tells us what to do in the garden before the snow flies.

Create a peaceful nook with right fabric, colors

Oct 04 2014 | 6:16 pm - You can turn your home -- or at least parts of it -- into a retreat by using color as a great starting point. Water tones — blues, greens and turquoise — are often suggested. These lead to related neutrals like grays or any earthy tones.

Suburban designers add edge to Gracious show house

Sep 20 2014 | 9:43 pm - Looking for dramatic, urban design, edgy even? Turn suburban interior designers loose on a northside Chicago home. We're talking hot pink artwork that could take over a house, shredded wall covering and a chandelier made of beaded chain.

Fall a good time to pump up the yard with water features

Sep 05 2014 | 4:11 pm - As summer wanes we start thinking about ways to enhance our garden next year. It's hard to beat a water feature for bringing relaxation and beauty or maybe even excitement. From fountains to swimming pools, koi ponds and waterfalls, water creates...

Pond masters to get national exposure as ‘Pond Stars’

Sep 05 2014 | 4:06 pm - Aquascape owner Greg Wittstock plans to make a big splash with his new reality show, Pond Stars. "We're artists with stone and water." The show debuts at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, on Nat Geo WILD, natgeowild.com, a product of National Geographic.

Wheeling honors life-saving police officers

Aug 11 2014 | 11:44 am - Wheeling Police Officer Ian Frey recently received two awards for saving lives in the village, and other members of the department were also honored.

Wheeling OKs Town Center deal; Argiris wants plans

Aug 05 2014 | 5:06 am - It should have been a joyful occasion. After years of uncertainty and delays, the Wheeling village board Monday approved a contract with Urban R2 for a $100 million redevelopment called Town Center. Yet Mayor Dean Argiris was impatient for some of...

Prospect Hts. clerk and treasurer could be appointed

Jul 29 2014 | 5:37 pm - The Prospect Heights City Council has voted to put referendums on the Nov. 14 ballot where voters will decide if the city clerk and city treasurer positions should be appointed rather than elected. Mayor Nick Helmer says the change would save money.

Wheeling might build small parks; puts dog park on hold

Jul 30 2014 | 10:43 am - Wheeling Village President Dean Argiris proposed building five small "gathering places" on village-owned property inside neighborhoods, but the village board decided that the Wheeling Park District should undertake a dog park if it is to be built.

Wheeling considers requiring landlords to join crime fight

Jul 29 2014 | 6:23 pm - The Wheeling Village Board is excited about requiring all landlords in the village to join a cirme-free housing program, but trustees are nervous about finding funds for the program.

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