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Car Repairs You Should Not Try To Do Yourself

Car Repairs You Should Not Try To Do Yourself

Many people choose to forgo a professional mechanic and repair their vehicle themselves. Doing so often provides a sense of accomplishment and can help save a substantial amount of money on labor costs. However, DIY repairs aren’t always the best choice and can sometimes worsen the vehicle damage or result in personal injury. Unless you…

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The Gardens at the Historic Collier Lodge, Kankakee

Fall is here and the farmers are busy bringing in their crops. Kankakee Historical Society volunteers Cindy Deardorff and Judy Judge have been harvesting and gathering seeds from the Collier Lodge gardens too. The three sister’s garden and native plant medicine wheel garden did fairly well considering the hot dry summer we had. Cindy and…

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Birding in the Miller Beach Area

      Indiana’s diverse habitats are home to over 400 documented bird species, making it the perfect place for a birding adventure. The birding experiences won’t disappoint, from the one-of-a-kind migration of Sandhill Cranes to Bald Eagles perched atop tree-tops. Luckily, the Indiana Audubon Society recently created the Indiana Birding Trail, featuring 64 great…

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NwIndiana Features 7 Best Birding Sites

     Indiana’s diverse habitats are home to over 400 documented bird species, making it the perfect place for a birding adventure. The birding experiences won’t disappoint, from the one-of-a-kind migration of Sandhill Cranes to Bald Eagles perched atop tree-tops. Luckily, the Indiana Audubon Society recently created the Indiana Birding Trail, featuring 64 great bird watching locations. …

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Holiday Traveling Tips for Pet Owners

Holiday Traveling Tips for Pet Owners

Traveling for the holidays this year will be far from normal—that is, if travel will be possible for you at all. If you plan to visit out-of-state family for a road trip or a cabin on the lake, you may need to find accommodations for any pets before you leave. While you have still have…

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Modern Trends in the Automotive Industry

Modern Trends in the Automotive Industry

People who grew up in the 1950s must be shocked every time they see a car commercial on television. Modern-day vehicles couldn’t look any more different than the classic cars our grandparents grew up driving. One reason why newer cars look so different is that automotive industry leaders are always trying to think of new…

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What To Expect When Moving for the First Time

What To Expect When Moving for the First Time

Whether you’re just beginning the house-hunting process, you just put an offer in, or you’re moving in soon, there are some things first-time homeowners should know. Moving into a home is a milestone in everyone’s life, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Homeownership is a journey and takes a lot of time; you just have…

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The Negative Effects of Hard Water

The Negative Effects of Hard Water

Hard water can be found in almost every home, especially in specific areas like Texas. Luckily, we’re in Illinois so we’re not quite as bad, but we still have relatively hard water. You’re probably asking yourself, “what’s the big deal with hard water anyway?” Well, there are actually several negative effects of hard water. If…

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Trunk or Treats Are Happening in NWIndiana

     I had never heard of a “Trunk or Treat” until I started doing Halloween Events in Northwest Indiana a few years ago. To be honest, I wondered if the idea was blasphemous to encourage trick or treating at a facility – sometimes a church, a Fire Station, or anyone with a parking lot!  I…

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Ways To Give Back To Your Community During COVID-19

Ways To Give Back To Your Community During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed every facet of life. Kids are e-learning at home, and millions of people aren’t going into the office. It’s sad to see so many people struggling in ways they never had to before. Luckily, there’s still hope. Read about these ways to give back to your community during COVID-19 if…

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