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Crossing the Line -- Carbon monoxide detectors

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Carbon monoxide detectors.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Tips for protecting trees and shrubs from storms

Tips for protecting trees and shrubs from storms

Even the sturdiest-looking trees can be brought down by high winds, heavy snow and ice, but there are ways you can limit the damage.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
Pets could turn stoves, decor into fire hazards

Pets could turn stoves, decor into fire hazards

A beloved pet dressed in a Halloween costume, posed next to a lit jack-o-lantern, sounds like a great photo opportunity, but it's also a fire hazard.

October 15, 2012 9:00 am
Do not enter: Doggy doors can invite burglars and unwanted creatures

Do not enter: Doggy doors can invite burglars and unwanted creatures

A burglar will use any open door — front, back, side, garage or doggy.

August 08, 2012 6:30 pm
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