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  • Semi-frozen ponds, mallard ducks and snow: A winter hike through the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook

    May I suggest the River Trail Nature Center? A helpful fellow suggested it to me at the recent Wild Things conference on the Chicago area's natural habitats and wildlife. He was one of a number of knowledgeable folks who offered to share their favorite...
  • Insurers learn to pinpoint risks -- and avoid them

    Insurers learn to pinpoint risks -- and avoid them
    NEWARK, CALIF. — Hemant Shah is in the business of creating catastrophes. The computers at Shah's Silicon Valley company, Risk Management Solutions Inc., contain mathematical models of every U.S. disaster from the 1812 earthquake that toppled...
  • New Test Predicts Prostate Cancer's Return

    New Test Predicts Prostate Cancer's Return
    A highly sensitive blood test may be able to predict whether prostate cancer is cured or is likely to come back, giving doctors an early sign of whether treatments are working, U.S. researchers said. They said the nanotechnology-based blood test is far...
  • Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free information

    Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free information
    For a long time I've been asked to provide some kind of on-line source for information about Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free foods and cooking. Celiac Disease is in the headlines more and more and the latest statistics indicate that about 1 out of every...
  • Wheeling: Old country road shifts into overdrive

    Wheeling: Old country road shifts into overdrive
    Decades before it was a corporate corridor, a restaurant mecca or automobile dealership row, Milwaukee Avenue from Wheeling north was a ribbon of quiet country road. After World War II, Chicagoans would pile the kids in the family sedan and drive up...
  • Child safety locks good way to close the gap

    Q: My daughter has a 2000 Ford Expedition SUV and drops her kids off here often. Our driveway has a slight incline to the garage. When the kids open their back-seat doors, there is a gap between the door and the pillar. This is an open space through which...
  • Why lead-tainted Chinese goods slip through despite U.S. recalls

    Brightly colored children's bracelets and necklaces line the display case of a Chinese manufacturer in this factory town. Adorned with mini school buses, sandals and other charms, the jewelry sits ready to be sold to foreign and domestic buyers. It also...
  • November 10 - Scott Simpson Builders

    November 10 - Scott Simpson Builders
    Scott Simpson Builders, Inc. 1842 Kiest Avenue Northbrook Illinois (847) 441-6013 www.scottsimpsonbuilders.net The most important step to making your house energy efficient is to maximize the integrity of the building envelope. You want to keep the...
  • Facing foreclosure? Here's what you can do

    For most of the growing legion of financially stretched families in danger of losing their homes, there is help available -- as long as they don't bury their heads in the sand. According to industry estimates, half of all owners who lose their homes to...
  • Official Rules Please Send Tastes of Chicago to my Loved One Contest

    To Enter and Play: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, tell us in 200 words or less why your loved one deserves to win a Lou Malnati's Tastes of Chicago 3-month prize pack. E-mail your entry, along with your name, age, address and telephone number and...
  • A Helping Hand To Homeownership

    A Helping Hand To Homeownership
    Tara Morin and Coleman Hillstrom are refinishing the woodwork after discarding the green shag carpeting and re-tiling the bathroom in their one-bedroom condo. Morin, like many first-time buyers, had cobbled together savings and gifts from parents last...
  • How to keep your tenants happy

    Here are some tips for small-time landlords who are worried about losing tenants at a time when options for renters are greater than ever. From Multifamily Executive Magazine, these renewal tactics are aimed at professional property managers, but they...