Fireplace Safety & Maintenance

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When the colder temperatures start to set in, many homeowners will turn to their fireplace, wood or pellet stoves as an additional heat source. While fireplaces can provide warmth and comfort, if you are not careful, they can also be a hazard. Keep in mind the following precautions to help ensure a safe winter season. Keep Your Chimney Fireplaces and …

3 Hacks to Help You Achieve Your Career Goals

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“Where do you see yourself in five years?” It’s a cliché job interview question that rarely gets asked anymore, but it provides value well beyond the interview. Sometimes, 40 hours can feel like a light week, and we’re so distracted that we don’t take a step back to look at the big picture. But we should. If you don’t know …

Cubs World Series trophy coming to Whiting

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After 108 years, the Chicago Cubs finally ended the longest and most romanticized drought of futility in professional sports by bringing home a World Series trophy. Now the trophy — the pinnacle of Cubs fans’ hopes and dreams for generations — will make a historic appearance in the Region. Whiting announced on Facebook that the Cubs will bring their World …

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

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Preparing your home for winter is an important annual ritual for homeowners. For instance, did you know that adding insulation in your attic before winter arrives can help prevent ice dams this winter? And do not forget that tuning up your heating system now can help prevent more costly emergency repairs at the height of a storm, when it can …

How Smart Thermostats Can Help Protect Your Home

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Did you ever leave for work without turning down the heat on a blustery winter day? Or head out for a day trip in the middle of summer without dialing down the air conditioning for your dog? A smart thermostat can help you heat and cool your home more efficiently, monitor your energy consumption and let you control your home’s …

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

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Preparing your home for winter is an important annual ritual for homeowners. For instance, did you know that adding insulation in your attic before winter arrives can help prevent ice dams this winter? And do not forget that tuning up your heating system now can help prevent more costly emergency repairs at the height of a storm, when it can …

Believe it! Chicago Cubs end the curse, win 2016 World Series

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The billy goat curse is dead. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions at long last, winning their first Fall Classic in 108 years, defeating the Cleveland Indians in 10 innings 8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians were down 6-3 in the bottom of the eighth, but they got to closer Aroldis Chapman, tying things …

Cubs-Dodgers NLCS Game 4: Final score, things to know as Chicago roars back

Oct 19, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell (27) celebrates with teammates John Lackey (41) and Willson Contreras (40) after hitting a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning during game four of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series by a 10-2 score, evening the best-of-seven series at 2-2. The main actors on the Cubs’ side were, well, most of their lineup, including home runs from Addison Russell and Anthony Rizzo . Here are seven things to know about Game 4. 1. …

Giant stunner: Inside the Cubs’ clinching rally

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SAN FRANCISCO — For eight innings, the Chicago Cubs looked like anything but themselves. They certainly did not look like the best team in baseball. All signs pointed to an NLDS Game 5 taking place Thursday back at Wrigley Field against a San Francisco Giants team that would have all the momentum. Then the ninth inning happened. Make that then …