Who rescued whom?

Tranquility. Peace. Love. Like a warm blanket on a cold day, you’re immediately enveloped by it as you head up the dusty lane to Refuge Ranch, near Pawnee. With a menagerie of horses, ponies, goats, sheep and even a pig milling about, this may look like just another small ranch that dots the Illinois landscape, […]

Humane investigator SHAREs her stories of equine salvation

Horse ownership is a huge ­responsibility that cannot be taken lightly. It is time-consuming and expensive. On average a horse can live to be 25 years of age and ­according to the American Association of Equine Practitioners, “the average minimum cost of care is $1825 annually” and that doesn’t include expenses like the veterinarian, farrier […]

Delivering business success

When Steve Givan and his wife Jana started Spencer’s Books in their home nearly seven years ago, they didn’t realize how quickly it would grow. The couple now operates their Internet business from a warehouse in Plainfield – a small community at the crossroads of historic Lincoln Highway and Route 66. “The post office is […]