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Time to remodel?

Americans are staying put. A down economy is driving most people to hunker down in their homes instead of moving, and many wonder whether to finish that attic or replace the front door as they try to out-wait hard times. Only 10 percent of the general public feels that now is the time to sell […]

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Oh, so natural

18-month-old Sawyer was comfortably perched and playing on a stack of organic bananas in a grocery store he regularly visits – a cooperative grocer that carries 80 percent organic produce, as much locally grown as it can get. Sawyer and his mom, Alto Pass residents, visit Carbondale’s Neighborhood Co-op Grocery every Wednesday. She said she […]

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Who am I?

Unless you have a lot of time, you might not want to ask Dolores Ford-Mobley about her family. Because if you do, the Divernon resident will not only tell you about her children, but also her siblings, her parents, her cousins and as many as a dozen generations of ancestors. Like many Illinoisans, Ford-Mobley is […]

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Connecting rural Illinois

Norris Electric Cooperative members Karen and Sherman Newlin of Hutsonville have two children, Kaleigh and Trenton. Like most Illinoisans they spend a great deal of time utilizing the Internet to augment their daily activities. From school research to conducting business transactions, their broadband connection allows them to do things that rural families just one generation […]

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I Am A CEO

Two young men decked out in dark suits step up with confidence to discuss their entrepreneurial ideas. Chad Goldstein wants to make and market a more ergonomic computer keyboard, something to enhance the comforts of the desk job. The other, Daniel Palkovic, is convinced he can develop an App for categorizing CDs, DVDs, and other […]

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