Local veterans collecting worn or damaged flags on June 14

The County’s Veterans Best Practices Working Group is hosting its annual Flag Collection for the public from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Flag Day, Monday, June 14. The event takes place at a drive-by collection site, located at the corner of Monroe and Second Streets in St. Charles. The flags will be properly disposed of at a ceremony later this year.

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What makes a ‘top doc?’

When it comes to choosing a new doctor for themselves, Americans 50 and older say they value access and convenience over the physician’s reputation, online reviews or the recommendations of others, according to a recent University of Michigan survey.

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In search of patio perfection

Outdoor summer patio

Even with pandemic-related shortages causing delays in everything from seat cushions to lumber to appliances, there’s plenty that can be done to spruce up your outdoor space.

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Three questions to ask contractors this busy season

Contracting for an outdoor patio

Summer is a season for projects. The good news is that the remodeling industry has made a strong comeback from the effects of the pandemic in 2020. The bad news, especially for homeowners, is that this backlog is due to supply chain delays, continued labor shortages and an overabundance of project leads.

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