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Life Under the Ice

Ice. Frozen water. It forms, expands and melts. Nothing more, nothing less… right?

Well, that depends on whom you ask.

“Ice cover is an important component of northern freshwater ecosystems,” said Cliff Bentley, a DNR hydrologist for Lake and Cook counties. “It influences Continue Reading...

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Backroom Treasures

Joynes Ben Franklin

Joynes Ben Franklin is a shopper’s delight. You can find almost anything in that store, from notions to beautiful Scandinavian wool sweaters and shoe aisles to die for, plus everything in between.

In fact, owners Rodney and Julie Carlson and Jim Joynes were seriously considering Continue Reading...

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A Sharp Dressed Pig

“He is 150 pounds or more bigger than we thought he would be,” said Misty Schliep as she glances down at the photo in front of her. “He is a Vietnamese pot belly pig, not the teacup kind that you would normally think of. He was only supposed to be about 45 pounds.”

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