Football Focus 2014

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  • Hosting Thanksgiving in your small home Oct 26, 2014 12:01 AM
    Before you realize it, we will be preparing our menus for one of America’s best holidays, and you’ll be wondering where everyone is going to sit. There is still time to get everything ready, but today is the time to plan.

  • White vinegar can remove deposits, but needs time to work Oct 26, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. Can you tell me how I can remove mineral deposits from rubbed-oil bronze faucets? I have tried salt and vinegar, but I am afraid to leave it on too long.

  • When to tell children about an unknown sibling? Oct 26, 2014 1:01 AM
    Q. In a nutshell, I have children with my wife and also a child outside of my marriage with another woman due to infidelity. My wife knows, but does not want to inform our kids. When, if ever, is an appropriate time to introduce the children to their sibling?

  • Deed should be recorded for tax purposes Oct 25, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. In your response ... about deeds, you didn’t mention the importance of recording the deed, once it is executed. Not only will this protect the buyer’s interest, but also if the deed is not recorded, the seller will still receive tax bills.

  • Dealing with a belligerent board member Oct 25, 2014 12:01 AM
    The number of associations that have to deal with a belligerent or loose-cannon board member appears to be trending upward. The issues range from the simply rude board member to the board member who shares confidential information with unit owners.

  • Introducing the ‘kosher’ HECM reverse mortgage Oct 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    The kosher stamp on a food means that it has been certified as fit for human consumption. We need a comparable certification process for financial instruments sold to consumers, with the need most pronounced for the more complex instruments.

  • Hypnosis therapy can affect childhood asthma Oct 25, 2014 7:00 AM
    Is it possible that the mind can have an effect on the severity of childhood asthma?

  • Why picking the right sofa is so important Oct 25, 2014 12:01 AM
    When a homeowner is furnishing an entire house, Anne Hildreth, a designer in the Vernon Hills Steinhafels Furniture store, recommends they start with the room they use the most — the family room — and proceed from there. And you should start with the largest piece of furniture in that room, she says.

  • DVD previews: ‘Wish I Was Here,’ ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ Oct 25, 2014 6:30 AM
    Billed as a comedy, "Wish I Was Here" has its funny moments. But don’t be fooled: It’s a tear-jerker. Ten years after “Garden State,” actor and writer Zach Braff explores another infinite abyss in this story of a father trying to stay afloat during a chaotic time for his family. The movie comes to DVD Tuesday.

  • Kid’s stuff: Ageless flair for the teen’s lair Oct 25, 2014 6:30 AM
    Decorating a teen's room is one of the most exciting rooms in the house, says Nancy Guettier of PBteen. Because when done right, you get parents who know more about their teens’ developing personalities and teens who want to be at home.

  • TV pioneer and sitcom king Norman Lear pens a book Oct 25, 2014 6:15 AM
    From the moment Norman Lear began writing his memoir, he knew what the first line would be: “When I was a boy I thought that if I could turn a screw in my father’s head just a sixteenth of an inch one way or the other, it might help him to tell the difference between right and wrong.”

  • Book notes: Kiss’ Gene Simmons signs ‘Me, Inc.’ at Tivoli Oct 25, 2014 6:45 AM
    Gene Simmons, of rock band Kiss, signs copies of his new book, “Me, Inc.,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove. And New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult discusses her new novel, “Leaving Time,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Wentz Concert Hall at Naperville's North Central College.

  • Weekend picks: Celebrate 50 years of 'The Munsters' Oct 25, 2014 5:30 AM
    See the Munster Koach & Drag-U-La cars at the special 50 Years of “The Munsters” exhibit this Saturday at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo. Local actors Peter DeFaria and Randy Steinmeyer rejoin the roles they originated in a special touring production of Keith Huff's drama “A Steady Rain” at COD's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. Comedian Aries Spears gained national fame appearing as a series regular of “MADtv” from 1997 to 2005. Catch Spears performing his standup routine at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Giordano Dance Chicago unveils a world premiere piece called "Feeling Good Sweet."

  • Costume contest just one of the attractions at BatFest Oct 25, 2014 6:55 PM
    Kids put on costumes from scary to silly for BatFest Saturday in downtown Batavia. Activities on both sides of the Fox River included downtown trick or treating, Main Stage entertainment at the Peg Bond Center, and the first Fall Festival with petting zoo, train rides, arts and crafts, and live music hosted at Music Matters, 24 N. Washington.

  • Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes Oct 25, 2014 7:37 AM
    Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes. The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetched.

  • Capturing the drama of Friday night football Oct 25, 2014 2:43 PM
    Daily Herald staff photographer Laura Stoecker captured the color of Friday night football so dramatically with this photo that editors wanted to share it with all of you.

  • Cream vocalist, bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71 Oct 25, 2014 1:55 PM
    Cream — widely cited as the original supergroup — were known for hits such as “I Feel Free” and “Sunshine of Your Love,” which featured Eric Clapton’s innovative guitar riffs, and Bruce’s vocals and roaring bass, backed by Ginger Baker’s explosive drumming.

  • New brewery brings ‘craft’ to Naperville Oct 25, 2014 7:15 AM
    Craft is the word at the new Granite City Food & Brewery opening Wednesday in Naperville. “The idea behind it was keeping people here for the craft beer,” said RJ Nab, director of field operations for the Minnesota-based restaurant, which is opening its 31st location in Naperville. “We call it craft food, craft service and then craft beer.”

  • Veteran stuntmen become directors with ‘John Wick’ Oct 25, 2014 5:15 AM
    Starting as stunt doubles for Keanu Reeves and Brad Pitt, Chad Stahelski and David Leitch have grown to oversee stunt action on blockbuster fare such as “The Wolverine,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and “The Hunger Games” franchise. For the last few years, they’ve been ready to take the next step: finding a film of their own to direct.

  • High-tech tracker: Will it get you walking? Oct 25, 2014 7:00 AM
    Tracking steps is nothing new: For years, public health experts have promoted pedometers as a tool to encourage people to become more active. Those old-style devices, which clip on the waistband and count steps, are cheap and simple, but they lack the bells and whistles found on such high-tech trackers as Fitbit, Jawbone Up, the Withings Pulse Ox and Misfit Shine, which synch your data to your smartphone or computer and allow you to keep detailed records, set goals and share and compare your data with friends. Most also calculate distance walked or calories burned and allow you to track other types of data, such as diet and sleep.But do these extra features amp up your motivation or produce better fitness results?

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