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Ingredients That Taste Like Summer

’Tis the season for juicy red tomatoes straight from the vine, homegrown squash and zucchini, and all those other mouth-watering fresh veggies and fruits your green thumb – or your neighborhood farmers’ market – provides.

The City of Kankakee’s tagline is “Easy to find, hard to leave,” and it’s not difficult to see why. For a small city of just over 27,000 friendly folks, Kankakee certainly has a lot going for it.

Travel Illinois: Kankakee

The City of Kankakee’s tagline is “Easy to find, hard to leave,” and it’s not difficult to see why. For a small city of just over 27,000 friendly folks, Kankakee certainly has a lot going for it.

The 434-acre North Carolina Arboretum (100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way) is bounded by the mountains and graced by 1.8 miles of the Bent Creek stream.

Pinching and Deadheading Your Plants

The gardening methods of pinching and deadheading sound a little mean, don’t they? But while they sound a little harsh, both methods can greatly improve a plant’s appearance.

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Chicago’s Many Farmers’ Markets Help You Eat Like a Locavore

Farmers’ markets encourage finding high-quality, fresh foods close to home. Chicago has 24 city-run farmers’ markets that operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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The ABCs of Investing

The complex world of investing can be very intimidating, considering all the options – stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, options and more.

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Caring For Your Pet During the Dog Days of Summer

In the heat of Illinois’ summer, take stock of your own pet’s health and safety with these tips.

Showing Animals at Illinois State Fair

Champions of Animal Care

Stop by your local fair to learn more about Illinois livestock producers.

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John Deere is Breaking Ground

John Deere continues to crank out groundbreaking ideas – just ask the 1.5 million guests who have visited the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Illinois.

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A Site to See in Vandalia

Downtown Vandalia is home to Illinois’ oldest surviving capitol building – the Vandalia State House.

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A Hidden Illinois Keepsake

Among the roses of the manor at Cuneo Gardens in Vernon Hills, you’ll find tokens from the era when American culture reached full bloom.

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Life’s a Peach at Eckert’s Country Store

The sixth and seventh generations run Eckert’s Country Store and Farms in Belleville, the largest you-pick apple and peach orchard in the nation.

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Say Hello to Heirloom Tomatoes

In recent years, heirloom versions have become quite popular among gardeners and tomato lovers alike.

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A Hayfield of Dreams

Sunny days and storytelling arrive with season’s first Illinois hay bales.