November 2017

From the sands of Iwo Jima

Every day, when weather allows, John Moon hops on his bicycle and goes for a ride. He bowls at least twice a week. Every Thursday, John goes to choir practice, and every Sunday, he sings at church. He used to do a series of calisthenics every day, including push-ups and deep knee bends, but he […]


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From the sands of Iwo Jima

Every day, when weather allows, John Moon hops on his bicycle and goes for a ride. He bowls at least twice a week. Every Thursday, John goes to choir practice, and every Sunday, he sings at church. He used to do a series of calisthenics every day, including push-ups and deep knee bends, but he […]

How communication systems will help save energy

Adding or replacing insulation, using efficient light bulbs and ­sealing air leaks around windows are common energy efficiency tips offered by most electric utilities – and they do save energy. But many times, these traditional energy-saving tips do not take advantage of a growing trend in our lives: electronics and appliances that ­communicate to save […]

Prairie State bowhunting

Good day and welcome to my first outdoor article in Illinois Country Living magazine. My name is Mike Roux and I am an outdoor writer/editor from Chatham. I have been on the professional end of the outdoor industry for over 40 years and an outdoor communicator for about 30 of those years. I am proud […]

Homegrown by Heroes

Army veteran Brad Dearing never expected to be involved in farming. He enlisted in the Army straight out of high school and served two years of active duty in Germany. Afterward, he attended Western Illinois University to earn a degree in construction management, while also serving in the National Guard. He married and his first […]

High-Energy Jobs

If you want to work where the action is, how about a job in the fastest-growing occupation in America? As a wind-turbine technician you could make about $50,000 a year and know that your career is expected to grow 108 percent in the next seven years, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And you’d […]