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Are extended warranties worth it?Updated Sep 18, 2014 12:15 AM Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big-ticket item like a car or kitchen appliance or a less expensive one like a television or phone. The plans basically are insurance policies in case something...
Ask a designer: Tween bedroom’s a balancing act Posted Sep 18, 2014 5:45 AM
Decorating a baby’s room is all about what mom and dad want. But decorating a bedroom for a “tween-age” child is more complicated. It’s a great place to give growing adolescents some creative freedom. But will they reject at...
Compost Happens: Tips for making it happen right Posted Sep 17, 2014 6:00 AM
As the bumper sticker on my truck reads, “Compost Happens.” Sometimes, however, it doesn’t happen fast enough. That problem usually can be traced to some limiting factor in what a pile is fed, or to issues of moisture or aeration.
Making the indoors safer for allergy sufferers Posted Sep 17, 2014 5:45 AM
Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites — microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin — is just plain gross, it’s something most people can handle without worry. For the many people who suffer from...
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full story »Rising prices fuel higher expectationsMedia reports about rising home prices, strangely enough, are starting to have a dampening effect on the local housing market, said Royal Hartwig, a member of the Royal Family team at Keller-Williams Realty’s Palatine office.
full story »Larger condominiums in demand at Prairie ParkThe real estate market has recovered nicely. In fact, the demand for larger condominiums is driving plans for the fifth building at Prairie Park in Wheeling, said Jamie Smith of Smith Family Construction.