With schools in the U.S. closing several months before the school year ended -- and with it now being summer -- it does seem like the kids have been home, like, forever. And their rooms are starting to look like it!
MINNEAPOLIS -- Hundreds of donors and volunteers who support camping at YMCA of the North are voicing angst and anger over a COVID-19-related financial decision to fire top managers at half of the Y's eight camps.
Glen ...Read more
Depending on real estate market conditions, finding the perfect home may be an impossible feat. Forget the swooning and immediate pictures of life ever-after. This is where the imperfect home steps in. Like marrying a less...Read more
(UPI) A cat brought into a Las Vegas shelter as a stray was reunited with his family 10 years after going missing from a friend's house.
Heather Whitener said Logan the cat fled from a friend's house a decade ago, and the...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have one less thing to worry about as they await sentencing for their role in the college admissions scandal. The pair have sold ...Read more
(UPI) Palmerston, the British Foreign Office's famous feline "Chief Mouser," announced he is retiring to spend more time relaxing away from the limelight.
A letter addressed to Sir Simon McDonald, permanent under-...Read more
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Tribune's offices could be on the move for the second time in less than three years, as the newspaper's parent company seeks an exit from Prudential Plaza amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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WASHINGTON -- The impasse between the Trump administration and congressional Democratic leaders in negotiations over a COVID-19 relief package worries both advocates for rural low-income housing and owners of Department of...Read more
The garden gods have been good to me so far this summer, even if the weather has been something of a nightmare for those of us without central air.
Despite a long string of 90-degree days and not enough rain, my basil is ...Read more
The countdown has begun for when we can begin our daily diet of local garden-fresh tomatoes in salads, pies, tarts and sauces. But if you're lucky, or can't wait for the fruit to ripen into the luscious red (or yellow, ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Fudge the Police -- not just a family friendly wordplay on the 1988 N.W.A. rap hit, but a vegan ice cream flavor to benefit Black Lives Matter Chicago. The blend of mint cookies and cream, fudge and CBD was ...Read more
Q: My tenant is not allowing me in his unit to perform maintenance even after I gave plenty of notice. What should I do? – Rita
Q: My condo board is not approving my buyer because they do not allow emotional support ...Read more
Americans cut back on credit cards and other types of consumer borrowing in the second quarter as the pandemic froze the economy, sending overall household debt down for the first time in six years even as mortgage loans ...Read more
Dear James: We are building a guest house using wood stud walls. We plan to build the walls on the ground and raise them. What is the easiest method to do this and have nice, flat walls? -- Laurie S.
Dear Laurie: This ...Read more
(UPI) A dog spotted running loose in traffic on a Chicago highway was rescued by police with the help of concerned witnesses.
Video of the rescue Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 94 shows police and witnesses attempting to...Read more
As adorable as these creatures are, rabbits can wreak havoc on a lawn and garden. Garden centers, home improvement stores and online resources offer commercial products to help gardeners protect their plants from rabbits. ...Read more
Outdoor spaces hastily fancified for low-risk dining are keeping thousands of U.S. restaurants from closing permanently. But crashing the dinner party are tropical storms, rats -- and the occasional out-of-control vehicle....Read more
I admit, I'm a sucker for a basic brownie treat. No nuts. No sprinkles. Just plain old processed chocolate. This brownie is no different -- the chocolate melts and sits in your mouth as you eat. It doesn't try to combine a...Read more
Everyone sort of assumes it is the chicken. Everyone thinks that the process of pickling was invented as a way of preserving food in a time long before refrigeration, and that people who tried it decided that it tasted ...Read more
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