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home : ag & business November 22, 2017

PCH Foundation pledges $1.5M to building project
PANA — Picture are some members of the Pana Community Hospital Capital Campaign Steering Committee in the front row from left: Gayle McRoberts, Cheryl Swenny, Cindy Hancock, Jan McMillen, Ron McMillen, Carol Schramm, and Deb Stalets; back row: Linda Dressen, Selena Reed, Vicky Gullion, Carol Chandler, Chad Sutton, Dick Lees, Joyce Morgan and Kirk Woods. Steering committee members not in photo include: Joyce Throneburg, Mary Ann Rhoades, Dr. Muneses, Dr. Mohammad, Jean Applegate, Mollie Beyers, Stephanie Anderson, and John Livesay. Submitted photo

PANA — Picture are some members of the Pana Community Hospital Capital Campaign Steering Committee in the front row from left: Gayle McRoberts, Cheryl Swenny, Cindy Hancock, Jan McMillen, Ron McMillen, Carol Schramm, and Deb Stalets; back row: Linda Dressen, Selena Reed, Vicky Gullion, Carol Chandler, Chad Sutton, Dick Lees, Joyce Morgan and Kirk Woods. Steering committee members not in photo include: Joyce Throneburg, Mary Ann Rhoades, Dr. Muneses, Dr. Mohammad, Jean Applegate, Mollie Beyers, Stephanie Anderson, and John Livesay. Submitted photo

 PANA — It is the biggest building project Pana Community Hospital has undertaken since the 1970’s and construction has begun. It is a very exciting time for the hospital and now that the project has started, a steering committee has been chosen to conduct a Capital Campaign to raise funds to help offset costs of the project. 


Saturday, November 18, 2017


Will Your Store Credit Card Survive A Retail Apocalypse? Good To Know

(NerdWallet via AP) — Stroll your local mall and you may spot some empty storefronts where mannequins once stood draped in the latest fashions — possible casualties of what some have dubbed the “retail apocalypse.”


Saturday, November 18, 2017

The winners and losers under Senate tax proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Widower irked by repeated requests for death certificate

DEAR BRUCE: My wife recently passed away at our local hospital. She was on life support for three days. After she passed, I started receiving hospital bills from the same hospital. I know I am not liable for her bills since they are in her name alone, but I just think it's ridiculous that I still need to send a copy of the death certificate when they already know she passed away. Any thoughts? -- Patrick


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bank Makes Commitment To Hospital Expansion
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tech company pledges bitcoin donation to build youth home
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A tech company in Eugene has pledged to donate $2 million to construct a facility for homeless teenagers in western Oregon, but the gift will be made in bitcoin. 
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Springfield Clinic launches new Diabetes Wellness Center
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Springfield Clinic will celebrate World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14 with the launch of its new Diabetes Wellness Center at Springfield Clinic Carpenter, 350 West Carpenter, Springfield, Ill.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

US stocks slip as health care device companies stumble
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly lower Friday as investors worry that Amazon might shake up the health care industry and hurt companies that sell medical devices and equipment. Energy companies are also falling while media companies, retailers and household goods companies are rising. Stocks have risen for eight weeks in a row, their longest run in almost four years, but that streak is on track to end.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

4th Annual TCCU Scholarship in full swing
TAYLORVILLE — TAYLORVILLE, IL – From now through February 28th, 2018, local shoppers can help determine the winners of six (6) $1000 awards to be presented by Taylorville Community Credit Union. And according to TCCU President, Will Perkins, they’ll have more businesses to shop-and-vote than ever before. “In just its fourth year, our annual scholarship program has 63 local businesses participating,” Perkins points out. “That’s a record number – one which we expect to see continue to grow.”
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Wreck your rental car? Your credit card really could help you out
(NerdWallet via AP) — It’s the hard sell at the car rental counter that everyone knows is coming but few know how to handle: rental car coverage. You might recall that your credit card provides some type of free protection for rental cars. That’s probably true, and it can be valuable. But you have to know what coverage you have and when it applies to your rental.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

CNB helping to stock the shelves with food drive

TAYLORVILLE — Employees at all 13 CNB Bank & Trust locations are proud to host the bank’s annual food drive from November 1st through November 17th. The food drive will help to fill local food pantry shelves and put a meal on someone’s plate during this holiday season.

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Illinois Electric Co-op scholarships are available
TAYLORVILLE — Illinois electric cooperatives will award 10 academic scholarships to high school seniors through a memorial scholarship fund designed to financially assist deserving students in the electric cooperative family. The 10 scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program.
Saturday, November 4, 2017

TCCU branches celebrate Credit Union Day
TAYLORVILLE — All three branch locations of Taylorville Community Credit Union recently celebrated International Credit Union Day with their members by hosting open house events. On Thursday, October 19th, each office held its own event to mark the day and thank their members for their membership and loyalty.
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Thorough research is the key to wise stock selection
DEAR BRUCE: Recently, you wrote that deciding whether to pay off a 3.25 percent mortgage was a no-brainer considering the ability to earn 8 percent on the money. Where can I get a guaranteed 8 percent? Treasury rates obviously do not pay 8 percent, and the stock market has quite a range. 
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Vanquish a phantom debt for good
The phone rings. You don’t recognize the number, but you answer anyway. It’s a debt collector demanding immediate payment on a debt that doesn’t belong to you, or one you’ve already paid. Suddenly you’re facing a phantom — a phantom debt, that is.
Friday, November 3, 2017

Owners, they say, sometimes hate the small businesses they used to love
NEW YORK (AP) — No matter how much small business owners love their companies, they also have moments — maybe even weeks or months — when they hate what they’re doing and feel ready to give up.
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Physician's Choice Wellness attends conference
CHICAGO — This month Physician’s Choice Wellness (PCW) attended the National Weight Management Conference in Chicago, Illinois. PCW featured three conference speakers: Becky Anderson - Owner, Chris Gadberry - Director of Program Development and Patty Clarey-Henry - Program Director of both Effingham and Vandalia locations.
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Should You Add A Loan To Your Shopping Cart Next Time You're Online?
(NerdWallet via AP) — “Will that be cash, credit card or personal loan?”

The next time you shop online, you may be offered a new way to pay — a personal loan with fixed monthly payments. Instead of using cash or plastic at checkout, you would provide some personal information and get a loan in minutes.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

TMH staff learn aggression management techniques
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital recently held education sessions for employees to learn Techniques for Effective Aggression Management (TEAM). This course provided employees with the knowledge and skills to keep patients and staff safe.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Be Your Own Bank Guard If You Think Your Account Might Be At Risk
(NerdWallet via AP) —Maybe you saw a suspicious charge on your bank statement.  Or your debit card is missing from your wallet. If you believe your account is at risk, you need to act fast.  Your money could be in jeopardy.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

For women who own businesses, finding a bank willing to loan is difficult
NEW YORK (AP) — Getting a bank loan is still a struggle for many women who own businesses.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Strong buyer demand, lower inventory push Illinois home prices higher in Sept.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Homes sold quickly and at higher median prices in September, even as statewide home sales dipped slightly amid lower than normal housing inventory levels, according to Illinois Realtors.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Large Ranch Home With Lower Level
TAYLORVIILLE — Don't be mislead by the size of the exterior...step inside this beautiful, quality-built executive home and be wowed by its open-concept spaciousness. The home is 4,800 sq. ft. and boasts five bedrooms, all having walk-in closets, and 3.5 bathrooms.
Friday, October 20, 2017

Timi's Tours joins the Tourism Cares community
MOWEAQUA, Ill. — Timi's Tours is pleased to announce their membership with Tourism Cares, the charitable community of the travel and tourism industry.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Why NFL players go broke, and what you can learn from them
(NerdWallet via AP) — Terrell Owens originally was famous for his many National Football League records and over-the-top touchdown celebrations. But he’s also famous for running through most of the $80 million he made during his 15-year career, thanks in part to bad investments and business deals.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Numbers don't agree on when mortgage will be paid off
DEAR BRUCE: I have had a small home mortgage with a bank for 12 years, and I've been making double payments every month to pay it off early (no prepayment penalty). 
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Physicians Choice Wellness offers medically-monitored weight management

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Physician’s Choice Wellness: It’s a new outlet in Taylorville for people looking to live a healthier lifestyle. 


Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Massive Equifax Database Breach Just Changed The Rest Of Your Life
Adding freezes to your credit reports is an appropriate response to the massive Equifax database breach that exposed the private information of 143 million Americans.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Consolidated supports local, area honor guards
 MATTOON, Ill. — Consolidated Communications will host an Operation Honor Guard Day of Giving collection point on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the company’s corporate office, 121 S. 17th St., Mattoon, Ill. 
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Dansig welcomes Tim Drew to Taylorville office
TAYLORVILLE — Dansig insurance in Taylorville, located at 504 W. Spresser Street, is welcoming new agent Tim Drew.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Equifax just changed the rest of your life
Adding freezes to your credit reports is an appropriate response to the massive Equifax database breach that exposed the private information of 143 million Americans.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Be your own bank guard if your account is at risk
Maybe you saw a suspicious charge on your bank statement.  Or your debit card is missing from your wallet. If you believe your account is at risk, you need to act fast.  Your money could be in jeopardy.  
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Consolidated Communications to host Operation Honor Guard Day of Giving Donation site Veterans to gather donations in Consolidated's parking lot Oct. 11
MATTOON, Ill. — Consolidated Communications will host an Operation Honor Guard Day of Giving collection point on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the company’s corporate office, 121 S. 17th St., Mattoon, Ill. 
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Curtin Land and Cattle ranked 8th in Angus registrations for Illinois in 2017
BLUE MOUND, Ill. — Curtin Land & Cattle, Blue Mound, ranked as eighth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Illinois with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2017, which ended Sept. 30, according to Allen Moczygemba, Association chief executive officer.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Jubelt's Bakery and Restaurant celebrates 95th Anniversary
LITCHFIELD, Ill. — Jubelt’s Bakery & Restaurant in Litchfield is celebrating 95 anniversary years in business this year. We will be celebrating and thanking our loyal customers Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22. Jubelt’s will be giving away 95 prizes over 3 days, offering $.95 price specials on bakery and restaurant, and have many other Halloween and fall specials available.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Comfortable Country Charmer On Five Acres
TAYLORVILLE — This well maintained country home is conven iently located just off Route 29, approximately 30 minutes from Springfield and 5 minutes from Taylorville. Country living has never been more accessible.
Friday, October 6, 2017

120 N. Walnut Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE — This property is zoned C1, but is currently occupied by the owner and his family as a single dwelling. It has been completely renovated from the top to the bottom and from the inside to the outside. 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

How can you budget when your rent is so high?
(NerdWallet via AP) — Q: A huge portion of my income goes toward rent, and I already have a roommate and am not able to move right now. How can I manage other financial priorities, like paying off debt, with such high housing costs?
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Trends in today's homes: Smaller and smarter
TAYLORVILLE —  In the United States, 1,226,000 new homes were built in 2016, according to data from Consumer Reports. That was the most since 2007. 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Higher Illinois home prices, amid tight inventory
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The summer’s competitive housing market extended through August with lower seasonal inventory driving home prices higher, but tempering total home sales, according to Illinois Realtors.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

#2 Wildwood Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE — Come on out to Bertinetti Lake Area on Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. and take a look at this beauty! Remodeled by professionals, this home is move in ready. Great curb appeal as you drive up with the brick and stone front, new patio and fresh landscaping!
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Safety Tips
1. Install smoke alarms. You should have one in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. For the best protection, make sure all smoke alarms are interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound. 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

112 S. Pine Stonington
STONINGTON — You’ll fall in love with this classic brick home that is loaded with lots of charm and character.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Learn to spot potential indicators of roof trouble
TAYLORVILLE — With regard to home repairs, homeowners may be able to delay some projects until the weather permits or they find room in their budgets. But other areas, including the roof, may demand immediate action.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

822 W. Adams Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE — Quality remodeled home. This home in 2014 was stripped down to the studs and rebuilt back with updated wiring, plumbing, drywall, siding, windows, fixtures, kitchen and both bathrooms.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Need a new appliance? Learn, compare - then ask for a deal
Unless you’re an expert in spin cycles, buying an appliance could leave you dizzy.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

TMH redesignated as an acute stroke-ready hospital
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital has been redesignated as an Acute Stroke-Ready Hospital effective August 28, 2017. This designation maintains TMH has the processes and technology in place to promptly diagnose and treat stroke patients with lifesaving measures prior to transfer. 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cody Younker guest speaker at recent AREMA convention
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Attornies' advice outweights friends' opinions
DEAR BRUCE: My wife and I (both in our 70s) have a revocable trust as well as living trusts, all established in 2000 with an attorney. Our friends say we should have an irrevocable trust so no one (nursing homes, lawsuits, etc.) can get into our estate. Our attorneys (in New York and Florida) say don't worry. They will transfer necessary funds when needed. What do you think? -- T.G. 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Squeamish about buying used items?
Bedbugs. Weird smells. The possibility of imminent breakdowns. People have all sorts of excuses for not buying used stuff. 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Davis announces Litchfield awarded EDA Grant
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that the City of Litchfield has been awarded a $2.1 million infrastructure investment grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).
Saturday, September 23, 2017

#2 Ladue Court Taylorville

TAYLORVILLE — Completely redone on the interior and exterior over the last few years, this home boasts over 2400 sq.ft., all on one level. There are four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. 

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Tree failure: Getting to the root of the problem is first step in resolution
WASHINGTON — One of the major causes of tree failure is root damage. When a tree's root system has been extensively damaged, the whole tree can fall to the ground – or onto your house.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Local FFA members attend leadership conference at University of Illinois

URBANA, Ill. — Members of the Taylorville FFA Chapter, attended a youth leadership conference at the University of Illinois on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The leadership conference focused on first-year FFA members from 47 chapters around the state.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Taylorville native finds unexpected success in agriculture education career

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — In 2011, Taylorville native and 1989 Taylorville High School graduate Kari (Hall) Keating found herself in unfamiliar territory. She was at the front of a University of Illinois classroom, a Teaching Assistant Professor addressing a classroom of mostly ag education students in the famed College of ACES.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Senators join in to promote US agriculture abroad
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two senators are part of a push to increase funding for American agriculture promotion programs.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

USDA issues advice on becoming certified organic
WASHINGTON  — Certifiers are responsible for making sure that USDA organic products meet all organic standards. There are five basic steps to organic certification:
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Brothers in Indiana farm hops for beer brewers

HAYSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — It's like gardening — only on steroids.

That's how Ellen Vonderheide describes the daily work put in by volunteers at the White River Hops farm in Haysville, a business that was started in 2015 by brothers Dean and Kurt Vonderheide with the intention of providing homebrewers and small microbreweries around the area with a variety of different hops not prevalent in Indiana.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Taiwan signs $576-million wheat deal with US
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Taiwan has once again agreed to purchase a large share of U.S. wheat over the next two years, with most of it coming from Idaho, North Dakota and Montana.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Animal study links anti-social behavior, infections
URBANA, Ill. — When a pregnant woman gets a bad case of the flu, her immune system may react in a way that affects her baby’s developing brain, which could lead to behavioral disorders like autism in the child or schizophrenia in the young adult. The link is well established in humans, which is one reason it’s standard practice to get a flu shot during pregnancy. But until now, the majority of studies testing the underlying causes have been done with rodents, including two that were released just last week. 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

NFU reinforces need for trade agenda reforms
 WASHINGTON — Ahead of a third round of renegotiation talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), National Farmers Union (NFU) reinforced it’s call for a fair trade agreement framework that benefits American family farmers, ranchers and consumers, and restores American sovereignty on farm and food policy.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Perdue issues statement on Censky and McKinney
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Tuesday gave high marks to Steve Censky and Ted McKinney for their joint appearance before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Extension, 4H to hold Farm Safety Day Sept. 27
TAYLORVILLE — Approximately 300 area elementary students from Taylorville, Moweaqua, Morrisonville, and Kincaid will converge on the Christian County fairgrounds next week, September 27, for the University of Illinois Extension and 4H annual Farm Safety Day.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ohio grower set to harvest crop of freshwater prawns
LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — On a 40-acre patch of Fairfield County, Ohio, surrounded by rolling fields of soybeans and corn, Don Maloney is about to harvest a crop that's unusual in these parts.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Live chat next week: Figuring out the Farm Bill
URBANA, Ill. — What: Figuring out the Farm Bill, a one-hour live #askACES Twitter chat with experts from the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wait-and-see strategy can pay off some times
 URBANA, Ill. — Some people are quick to purchase the latest technology or sign up for a new service. Others adopt a wait-and-see strategy. A recent study by University of Illinois economist Hope Michelson, finds this is true for farmers in Nicaragua who enter into contracts with Walmart. 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

AB InBev partners with agriculture technology firm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) and Agrible, Inc. Wednesday announce a global partnership to improve barley production while minimizing environmental impact. The two companies are joining forces to help farmers around the world access better data and predictive analytics on crop management and climate effects. AB InBev is the largest brewer and user of malt barley in the world.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Illinois grain tour for international buyers starts today

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Agriculture is poised to host more than 20 international buyers from six countries in an effort to increase export sales for the state grain industry.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Ruddock joins US Bank as ag lender

TAYLORVILLE — U.S. Bank in Taylorville has named Jace Ruddock, commercial ag lender.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Bankers seek new crop of agricultural lenders

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Michelle Paulus made up her mind on a career in agricultural lending well before college.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Report: Illinois soybean production up, corn down
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois farmers are expected to harvest less corn this fall than last year, but soybean production is forecast to increase to a record high.
Monday, September 18, 2017

Taylorville Community Credit Union offers six scholarships
TAYLORVILLE — Student registration is now open for TCCU’s 4th Annual “Stop. Shop. Vote.” Scholarship Program. Six area high school students will each receive $1,000 awards to continue their education at a trade school, community college or four year university.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Memorial Health System earns Quality Excellence Award
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Health System received one of the top honors this week in a statewide quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) – the fifth quality award that the health system has received from the association in the last five years..
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Morrisonville Casey's grand opening set for September 29
MORRISONVILLE  — Casey’s General Store in Morrisonville is planning a grand opening of it’s newly constructed and relocated store for Friday, September 29.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Different ways to zap your debt: Which is for you?
American consumer debt has rebounded to prerecession levels, and the category that includes credit cards hit a record $1.02 trillion this summer. Maybe your credit card debt has crept up too, setting your own personal record.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Big things are happening right now at The Burg

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

EDINBURG — Edinburg’s local watering hole, The Burg, may be located in the heart of quintessential small-town Edinburg, but it’s got some big-time offerings.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

South Fork Pub now open in Kincaid

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

KINCAID —“This bar has been in this community maybe even prior to World War II. It’s been a Kincaid Landmark, and the local people like it, it’s their place,” said Susan Hovey of the decision to purchase the building at 132 Central Avenue in Kincaid and carry on that legacy. 


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Camacho Home Center Outlet now open
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Mature savings bond becomes gift to grandchildren
DEAR BRUCE: I have a $10,000 I-bond that nearly doubled in value and is about to mature. Can you advise as to the tax consequences to both me and my grandchildren should I gift it to them? -- G.D.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois State Medical Society team up to help medical students
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Medical students looking for help with recommendations or financial support are encouraged to apply to the Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP). Established by the Illinois State Medical Society and the Illinois Farm Bureau, RIMSAP aims to increase the number of rural primary care physicians in Illinois.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Why hiring remote workers might (or might not) pay off
(NerdWallet via AP) — More people are trading in commutes and cubicles for couches and coffee shops: As of 2016, 43 percent of employees worked remotely at least part of the time, up from 39 percent in 2012, according to Gallup's State of the American Workplace report.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

WHEN TO GET THE BEST DEALS
You don't need to be a data scientist to know that holiday sales are great opportunities for bargain shoppers -- but to understand precisely when you can snag the best deals, a little bit of big data goes a long way.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Gorgeous Inside And Out
Friday, September 8, 2017

Debt settlement a bad alternative to bankruptcy
Debt settlement isn’t the Wild West industry it was a decade ago, when people routinely paid hefty upfront fees to companies that failed to deliver any relief.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

How to prepare wisely for a prolonged, unexpected power outage
Increasingly severe weather and aging infrastructure are exposing Americans to longer power outages.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Illinois home prices show solid gains in July; sales decline  
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois homes sold faster and for more money in July, but lower housing inventory drove year-over-year sales lower, according to Illinois Realtors.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Wiederkehr recognized by health, safety organization
ATLANTIC CITY, Ga. — A plaque was presented to Brenda Wiederkehr, formerly of Taylorville, by OSHA VPP Robert Kulick, regional administrator for Region II, at the VPPPA Region II annual conference held June 26-28 in Atlantic City.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

National Park Service Grant Awarded to Tropics Sign Project
LINCOLN, Ill. — On August 24, 2017, the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, which is administered by the National Park Service, National Trails Intermountain Region, notified the Tropics Neon Sign Project Committee it had been awarded a $17,000 grant.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

5 Times When You Should Buy Your Leased Car
(NerdWallet via AP) — The buyout option at the end of a car lease can be an attractive opportunity or a tool for damage control. 
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Most of supplemental insurance becomes a concern
DEAR BRUCE: I am an 89-year-old male with an 85-year-old spouse. We have a Medicare supplemental that costs us $3,984 a year in premiums to pay for the 20 percent that Medicare doesn't cover. This cost is getting a little high for our income. We are considering canceling the policy, putting the money into our savings and paying the 20 percent ourselves. 
Saturday, August 26, 2017

How To Pick Safe Cleaning Supplies And Avoid Risky Antibacterial Chemicals
The Consumer Reports column has been terminated by  distributor Andrews McMeel Syndication. The final installment of Consumer Reports will be published Sept. 10, 2017. The column will be replaced by columns from NerdWallet, an American personal finance website that helps people make and manage financial decisions.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

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