December 2018

Holiday food gift contest winners

The scent of pine permeates your home from your fresh tree. You’ve built a crackling fire and have a fragrant mug of spiced cider in hand as you settle into your favorite chair. The sparkling lights from the tree and the soft glow from the fire are putting you in the holiday mood. Now it’s […]


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Holiday food gift contest winners

The scent of pine permeates your home from your fresh tree. You’ve built a crackling fire and have a fragrant mug of spiced cider in hand as you settle into your favorite chair. The sparkling lights from the tree and the soft glow from the fire are putting you in the holiday mood. Now it’s […]

Small heaters can lead to bigger bills

During winter, for many of us, comfort at home means heat. While a good central heating system is designed to meet whole house needs, sometimes consumers turn to space heaters for additional warmth. Some people use one to boost temperatures for a single room where the available heat is inadequate, but their widespread use, over […]

Illinois Bicentennial

The year was 1818. James Monroe was in his first term as the fifth president of the United States. The first Farmers’ Almanac had just been published and Silent Night was about to be performed for the very first time. Blue jeans, the telegraph and the electric light had not been invented. John Deere was […]