Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will continue the Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) home collection services in 2020. Collections for HHW will occur during the months listed below. Residents must submit their requests before the deadlines listed below to ensure a scheduled pickup.
National Chili Day on the fourth Thursday in February honors one of America’s favorite winter dishes–chili. Chili is most commonly made up of tomatoes, beans, chili peppers, meat, garlic, onions, and cumin.  However, cooks offer up many variations to the basic chili recipe....
On Monday, the American Dow Jones stock market dropped over 1,000 points based on the effects of the Coronavirus on the world economy. On Tuesday, another down day as DJI fell again (-879.44 (-3.15%)).  Stock markets in Asia continued to fall on Tuesday, with Japan’s Nikkei seeing the steepest...
Operation HerStory is teaming up with Honor Flight Chicago (HFC), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) to create the first all-women senior veterans honor flight from Illinois to Washington, D.C., on October 7, 2020. This one-day trip...
The Coronavirus has taken center stage on tourism worldwide. Co-operation between public and private sectors within all International Travel & Tourism agencies is essential to mitigating the impact of the coronavirus, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. Countries in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Italy (as well as other European countries) and the United States are...
National Love Your Pet Day is celebrated every year on February 20.  This special holiday focuses on giving extra attention to our pets, regardless of shape or size.  The day encourages pampering our pets and focusing on the special relationship pets hold in our lives. Whether your pet is big...
Just when you think Illinois politics could not get any goofier, Illinois State Senator Laura Fine from the 9th District introduces a proposed ban on gas-powered leaf blowers.  Laura Fine, 9th District includes the more affluent north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. This revised bill...
Year in and year out Illinois has been the main topic of corruption among various state political leaders and organizations. As if Illinois’ illegal corruption problem wasn’t bad enough, a new Harvard University study ranks the state of Illinois among the worst for “legal corruption” as well.
What do you do when you win the Super Bowl and named MVP of the game, of course, you go to Disneyland. The 24-year-old quarterback Patrick Mahomes spearheaded the Chiefs’ come from behind win over the 49ers in Super Bowl 2020, 31-20. He was named MVP for the Super Bowl. Mahomes is the youngest...
There are a few major perks to aging, finally retiring, hanging with fellow retirees, gone fishing, traveling or finally having the time to follow your dream and take that bucket list dream vacation.  However, when living on a limited or...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week reported that the coronavirus outbreak was dangerous but not a serious concern for US Citizens. This has changed dramatically over the last 48 hours. The CDC now says the virus does appear to have mutated and described the outbreak as a “rapidly changing situation.”...
What is Minimalism?  Minimalism is a lifestyle that brings about a greater understanding of our surroundings and what our personal lives contain. Minimalism is a lifestyle set for people who choose to become Minimalists in their need for less stuff. Minimalism promotes a better understanding of what we have versus what we need. People's pursuit and...