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INSIDE: Why you need a hammock or hanging chair - Page 3 Tips to make your home more cat-friendly - Page 6 How to start exercising at home - Page 14 AND MORE!

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Why you need a hammock or hanging chair (MS) - Sunny days and warm weather beckon us to the great outdoors. A day spent in the pool or lounging around the patio is a great way to embrace the relaxing spirit of summer. But those who want to go the extra relaxing miles should consider adding a hammock or swinging chair to their backyard oasis. Hammocks and swinging chairs make great investments. Outdoor enthusiasts can take them on camping trips, and they’re equally at home right in the backyard. People on the fence about these symbols of relaxation can consider these benefits of hammocks or swinging chairs. Nap comfortably outdoors Who needs an excuse to catch up on missing sleep? If the time presents itself, the sun and the fresh air can induce a deep sense of relaxation. Lying on a hammock or floating in a hanging chair provides that additional soothing rocking motion that can make a cat nap even more enticing. Use it indoors or outdoors Create a retreat in any corner of your yard or home. A hanging chair can be hung in the corner of a bedroom to provide a spot to curl up with a good book or rock a baby to sleep. The same chair can be brought to a covered deck or patio so people can swing with the breeze when the weather allows. Super stargazing retreat Hammocks and swinging chairs can make it easier and more comfortable to stargaze at night. With a double hammock or chair, bring a romantic partner along to snuggle and watch the cosmos. Or teach children about the constellations in the night sky.

Be inconspicuous among nature Lying on the ground disturbs the lawn and other outdoor components. Being suspended several inches above the ground in a chair or a hammock can help a person blend in with the natural environment. Birds, small animals and insects may not even know you’re there, and that can make them easier to observe. Everyone can appreciate the opportunity to sit back and relax. Hammocks and swinging chairs can help a person feel lighter than air and recharge in the warm summer air.

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS REAL ESTATE C-21 Windsor Realty ...................................................................... 8-9 Remax Country .................................................................................... 4 Starved Rock Realty ............................................................................ 6

FINANCIAL & MORTGAGE AFFILIATES Compeer Financial ................................................................................ 5 Eureka Savings Bank............................................................................ 12 Financial Plus Credit Union............................................................... 12 First Federal Savings Bank ................................................................... 2 First National Bank of Ottawa & Streator .................................... 14 Ottawa Savings Bank .......................................................................... 13 SOCU .................................................................................................... 11 Streator Home Savings Bank ............................................................ 10 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage ............................................................. 7

LOCAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES Arrow Well & Pump- Contractor’s Grouping ............................ 15 Danchris Nursery - Contractor’s Grouping ............................... 15 Marseilles Sheet Metal - Contractor’s Grouping ....................... 15

Quality Care Cleaning...................................................................... 13 Turk Furniture.................................................................................... 16

All real estate advertising in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 it illegal to advertise “any preferences, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” This publication will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on any equal opportunity basis.

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Country

Jenny Gura

Kim Kettman

815-257-8910

815-670-0131

BROKER

1803 S. Bloomington St, Streator Phone: 815.672.9099 Fax: 815.673.5099 Website: www.countryil.com

BROKER

Gigi Lansford Jennifer Bliss DeAnna Carlson BROKER

815-674-7656

BROKER

BROKER

815-488-6611

815-674-5483

Beckie Chismarick

Debbie Spangler

815-257-3183

815-674-3098

BROKER

MANAGING BROKER

$558,125

#10166883 1404 S Jackson St

Streator

$73,900

$425,000

#10168660 212 W Morrell St

Streator

$68,000

Streator

$290,000

#10263086 1517 N Baker St

Streator

$65,000

#10113992 146 W Bluff St

Streator

$215,000

#10370215 815 James St

Streator

NEW

$65,000

#10051446 2586 E 1251st Rd

Ottawa

REDUCED

$160,000

#10334903 210 S 2nd Ave

Streator

REDUCED

$59,900

#10326123 3 J St

Streator

REDUCED

$120,000

#10343228 1807 S Bloomington St Streator

#10369428 14 Valley View Dr

Streator

NEW

$112,500

#10377815 909 Madison St

Streator

#10295930 1013 E Livingston St

Streator

$105,000

#10024297 318 Court St

Streator

$49,900

#10344207 912 Taylor St

Streator

$105,000

#10057526 512 E Stanton St

Streator

$49,000

#10371291 214 S Park St

Streator

NEW

$92,000

#10105353 1009 Arthur St

Streator

$47,900

#10295928 503 W Boys St

Streator

REDUCED

$87,500

#10098484 119 Oak St

Streator

$45,000

#10258439 1415 E Hickory St

Streator

REDUCED

$87,000

#10053441 209 Sangamon St

Streator

$37,900

#10258266 47 Manhattan Dr

Streator

$85,000

#10378240 613 N Shabbona St

Streator

NEW

$37,500

#10261209 1723 Sharon Rd

Streator

$85,000

#10094240 304 W Morrell St

Streator

REDUCED

$31,415

#10056673 134 1/2 W 2nd St

Streator

$76,500

#10322036 113 W Kent St

Streator

$25,000

#10376019 308 S Everett St

Streator

$75,000

#10310987 803 N Bloomington St Streator

$21,000

#10121181

2123 E 1075th Rd

Oglesby

#10278064 1151 N 1850th Rd

Streator

#09484986 1099 E Livingston Rd

REDUCED

NEW

$62,000 $55,900

NEW

Commercial - Multi Units - Condos - Land #09979437 109 E Elm St

Streator

COMM

$309,000

#10359667 112 S Vermillion St Streator

MULTI

$180,000

#10358726 307 E Hickory St

Streator

COMM

$220,000

#10151671 511 Oakley Ave

Streator

CONDO

$115,000

#10054314 810 W Bridge St

Streator

COMM

$118,000

#10171697 550 Golf Rd 5B

Streator

CONDO

$80,000

#10295933 404 Powell St

Streator

COMM

$105,000

#10053120 0 E 1251st Rd

Ottawa

LAND

$190,000

#10273624 104 E Main St

Streator

COMM

$95,000

#10249429 801 W Second St

Streator

LAND

$130,000

#09376531 201 Dannys Dr #1

Streator

CommRental $1,300

#10051034 1941 N 3051st Rd

Ottawa

LAND

$72,900

#09885822 416 N Park St

Streator

INDUST

$175,000

#09909276 1013 Hoyne St

Streator

LAND

$12,000

#10167993 2 Michael St

Streator

MULTI

$675,000

#10158482 0 Walnut St

Streator

LAND

$6,000

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Did you know? (MS) - Weeding is a chore few gardeners relish. Weeds can seemingly pop up overnight. And when left to their own devices, weeds can quickly grow out of control. There are a few key tips to weeding that can make the process easier. First off, start with wet soil. Choose to weed after it rains, as wet soil makes it easier to pull the full weed, including the root, out of the ground. Removing the weed all the way down to its root prevents it from growing back. If there’s no rain in the forecast, water the garden before attempting to remove weeds. If the ground is compacted and you’re weeding in a pinch, at least remove the head of the weed to prevent seeds from spreading and starting new weed growth.

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Starved Rock Realty 620 N. Division St. Utica

(815) 667-9990

www.starvedrockrealty.net

PUT THE STARVED ROCK REALTY TEAM TO WORK FOR YOU! Dee Barrera

Broker/Owner (815) 252-9696

R E D U CE

Alice Green

Broker (815) 488-9712

Jim Rice

Broker (815) 343-0831

Johanna Arkels

Larla Grandadam

Broker (815) 252-8026

Broker (815) 883-1353

Denisse Perez Broker (815) 326-8513

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636 S. Main St.

THIS CONDO LOFT IS ON THE 2ND FLOOR of a historical building in downtown Princeton - built in 1867. The loft is 2400 +/- sq ft with updates on wiring, lighting, plumbing, insulation, kitchen, bath, all flooring, interior & exterior doors plus beautiful custom kitchen with Knotty Alder cabinets, stainless package and loads of granite. Nearly 14 ft ceilings with crown molding & huge windows. Open floor plan plus large bedroom w/walk-in closet, exercise room and laundry. Roof top terrace with hot tub, sauna and built in hard line gas gril , trek decking. The lower level of this building has approx 2700 sq ft of recently updated office/retail space - loads of outlets for equipment and computers - 8 rooms for office/retail plus 3 cubicles, 3 baths, 2 furnaces & 2 a/c.

Dee Barrera (815) 252-9696

$325,000 625 Peoria St.

1007 Tower Circle Drive

527 Marquette St

Built in 1864, the wonderful open staircase is a must see..So many updates! The newer kitchen w/ Kraftmaid soft close cabinetry, stainless steel appliances except for refrigerator, center island, walk in pantry, vinyl plank flooring, modern lighting with dimmers, surround sound system makes you feel pampered. The thermal windows, gutters w/ gutter guards, & Home warranty inc. The fenced in yard, great patio & screen room are the perfect place to cook out or just relax & enjoy the breathtaking flower gardens developed over many years by the owner.

3 bedroom, 2 full & 2 half sized bath home. Sitting on a quiet street, this home offers a nice floor plan with spacious bedrooms, real hardwood floors in kitchen, dining and 1/2 bath, huge master bed and bath, bathrooms on every floor, main floor laundry, large finished basement, new carpet, a deck, nice sized back yard. MOVE IN READY!

Beautiful well maintained home. Natural wood work, nice built in hutch & beautiful fireplace. Main level has living room, formal dining/family room, eat in kitchen, laundry room, 3 smaller bedrooms & full bath. 3 large rooms upstairs. Large garage opens and nicely landscaped fenced yard. 1/2 the garage is work shop and other half is one car garage. The many years of pride of ownership of this home is obvious ! HOME WARRANTY INCLUDED

MLS#10319562

MLS#10353959

Larla Grandadam 815/883-1353

MLS#10369522

Dee Barrera

Dee Barrera (815) 252-9696

$139,900

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PERU

PRINCETON

1004 Holcolm

This adorable brick ranch has 4 nice sized bedrooms, 3 with spacious closets, a large living area with arched doorways and a great eat-in kitchen with ample cabinet space. Beautiful hardwood floors in the living room and bedrooms. Cedar closets and pantry. Whole house fan. Newer garage door and water lines in basement. Full clean basement has been roughed for 2nd bath. Existing working toilet. Breezeway to detached garage. Separate 3 seasons room with an attached shed or workshop. The 2017 taxes do not have homeowner exemption, so will be lowered once applied for 2018.

Larla Grandadam (815) 883-1353

$199,900

MARSEILLES

$79,995

LASALLE

$125,000

STREATOR

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(MS) - Millions of people cannot imagine life at home without their cats. Cats make wonderful pets, bringing their own unique personality into a home and providing companionship to their owners. As great as cats are, millions still enter animal shelters every year. According to the ASPCA, roughly half of the 6.5 million companion animals that enter United States animal shelters each year are cats. And while figures are thankfully on the decline, hundreds of thousands of those cats end up being euthanized. Local animal shelters are home to many cats that would make great pets, and prospective cat owners are urged to visit such shelters to find cats that would make welcome additions to their homes. For those who find cats to take home, the following are a handful of ways to make a home as cat-friendly as possible. Take stock of appliances that pose as safety risks. Certain appliances pose potentially significant threats to cats’ safety. For example, International Cat Care notes that open washing machines or tumble dryers, particularly those with warm clothes inside, may be too tempting for cats to ignore. Unsuspecting homeowners may close the doors to washers and dryers, trapping cats inside, or even turn the appliances on without recognizing the cats are inside. Always keep doors to such appliances closed, and check to make sure cats are not inside before using these appliances. Paper shredders and work stations with lots of wires also pose a

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safety risk to cats, so make sure these appliances and areas are inaccessible. Watch how cats behave around cat flaps. Some cats respond positively to cat flaps, while others do not. Cat flaps also may invite other cats into a home, which can upset your cat and make it vulnerable to attack. While some cats may want the freedom a cat flap allows, others may be on edge around the cat flap. Let cats’ behavior dictate if you will keep the cat flap or not. Watch how cats drink water. International Cat Care notes that the presence of water near food may deter some cats from drinking enough fluids. That’s because cats naturally hunt for food and water separately. Some cats may be fine if food and water are in the same bowl, but if you notice your cat is ignoring its water bowl, try placing it elsewhere in the home to ensure your cat gets enough fluids. Provide high but safe resting places. Cats want to rest and observe their surroundings from on high. Don’t deter cats from resting in such places, but make sure they’re positioned in such a way that cats can safely get down when they want to. Cats make wonderful pets, particularly when welcomed into catfriendly homes.

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North Ottawa Plaza 2715 N. Columbus

815-434-2122 1-800-310-2627

Windsor Realty NE W

Tonica

NE W

$93,500

Charming and move in ready! Don’t pass up the opportunity to own this custom built, one family home. This timeless ranch is set on a large yard with established perennial landscaping. Home feels spacious with 3 bedrooms and separate family room and living room. Thoughtful built-ins make closet storage even more functional. #10358565

Danielle Jackson

815-712-4351

NE W

Marseilles

$95,000

Newly updated 3 bedroom, 1 bath ranch. New roof completely tore to studs. Kitchen has new cupboards, farm house sink and snack bar nicely done. Bathroom includes soaking tub with beautiful tile work, new flooring, vanity & stool. Redone hardwood floors in dining room and living room. Close to city park. #10358620

Mary Wiesbrock

815-481-2160

NE W

$99,000

Nice 3 bedroom 1 bath updated home in Marseilles. Many new updates include freshly painted interior, and refinished stained living room hardwood floors. Refinished and sealed other hardwood floors. Kitchen has new vinyl floors, new dishwasher, stove (2019). Electric has been brought up to code. #10379166

Don Fox

Ottawa

NE W

815-488-8435

Ottawa

Larry Windsor

$72,500

815-228-6121

Ottawa

$175,000

Jennie Lamb

815-252-0127

Many options for this property. Property consists of two homes on large lot. Main home has 4 bedrooms, living room, dining room, sun room, & full basement. New wiring, plumbing, and roof in 2017. New driveway in July 2018. Newer furnace & water heater. New roof in 2017 & some replacement windows. #10364973

$22,000

Ottawa

$30,000

Ottawa

$255,250

Lee Pearlman

815-252-7108

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Ottawa

$59,999

Beautiful wooded lot with creek. Country living, near town. Cul-de-sac 1 acre lot in peaceful Crooked Creek Estates II. Lower tax rate. Agent related. Protective covenants and restrictions. #09508473

North side 4 bedroom, 1.5 story home. This home features hardwood flooring, full bathroom and two bedrooms on the main level with additional two bedrooms upstairs. Detached 20x24 garage. Large deck and spacious back yard. #10376654

Larry Windsor

Kim Eddy

Kim Eddy

R EDU C

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Streator

R EDU C

$58,000

Come see this three bedroom, one bath home with separate dining room. Huge upper level bedroom or would make a great playroom. Full basement and enclosed porch. Plus fenced yard and two car garage with alley access. #10313428

Lee Pearlman

815-252-7108

815-488-6889

ED

AC C E P

Ottawa

$134,500

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

Three to four bedroom ranch in move in condition on a large 66’x140’ lot. Roof replaced in 2014. Two storage sheds. New garage door opener. Partially finished basement for family room or fourth bedroom. Backup electrical system. House built in 1940 with addition in 1973. Fenced yard. Finished garage with pull down stairs to additional storage. Stove and refrigerator included. #10311331

$110,000

Two unit conveniently located on a corner lot near downtown Ottawa. Roof and siding replaced approximately six years ago. Owner lived in updated downstairs unit with eat-in kitchen, large deck, central air, and 2 1/2 car garage. One bedroom upstairs unit with long term tenants rents for $500. #10372314

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

T ED O F

Ottawa

815-488-6889

F ER

Mendota

Kim Eddy

T ED O F

815-488-6889

F ER

Ottawa

$199,500

Immaculate & charming 4 bedroom, 3 bath home! Spacious eat-in kitchen has quartz counter tops, breakfast bar, & appliances. Family room opens off the kitchen with cathedral ceiling & fireplace. Main level master suite offers walk-in closet and full bath. Tasteful decor throughout and Move In Ready! #10382959

Kim Eddy

815-488-6889

S OLD

$64,900

Spacious three bedroom, 1.5 bath home. Beautiful woodwork. Some hardwood floors, fireplace, eat in kitchen, fence, and sunroom. Building could be turned back into 1 car detached garage. Alley access. Seller will not complete any repairs to the subject property, either lender or buyer requested. The property is sold in AS IS condition.#10306720

Century 21 Windsor Realty

$309,000

Stunning 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. You’ll love the open floor plan. Kitchen has custom hickory cabinets and island. Family room offers cathedral ceiling and gas fireplace. Beautiful hardwood flooring. Main level master suite includes full bathroom with separate shower, double bowl vanity, walk-in closet. #10384302

AC C E P

One acre building site in Brittany Woods, an established country subdivision just west of Ottawa. Gas and electric to site. Wallace Elementary School and Ottawa Township High School. #10346102

815-228-6121

Ottawa

NE W

Come home to this well maintained five bedroom, 2 bath home located on 2.05 acres. Newer roof (50yr. shingles), windows, furnace, central air, and water heater. Appliances stay. Three car insulated garage. Commercial grade 6” gutters. Pool table stays. 24x37 metal building. A rare find in the Wallace School District. #10384362

PENDIN

NE W

Ottawa

NE W

NE W

Updated two bedroom house on a corner lot. Windows have been replaced, interior and exterior painted, and new flooring installed throughout the house. Large sunroom, main floor laundry, eat-in kitchen plus dining room. All appliances included. #10383309

Bette Pearlman Managing Broker

815-434-2122

Morris

$79,900

Realize the potential in this two bedroom, one bath brick home with garage. Some hardwood floors. Fence. Full basement. Alley on the side of property. Seller will not complete any repairs to the subject property, either lender or buyer requested. The property is sold in AS IS condition. #10322094

Century 21 Windsor Realty

815-434-2122

Ottawa

$138,000

Lee Pearlman

815-252-7108

S OLD

Streator

$11,900

Brick home with two bedrooms, one bath with one car oversized garage. Fence yard. Fire damage. Seller will not complete any repairs to the subject property, either lender or buyer requested. The property is sold in AS IS condition. #10308448

Century 21 Windsor Realty

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815-434-2122

Ottawa

$159,000

Mary Wiesbrock

815-481-2160

Brick ranch, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car attached w/large back yard partially fenced. Private Patio. Inside has large main floor laundry room w/utility sink. Basement has been water proofed and could be finished. Upstairs has storage galore with great size bedroom closet. Painting has been done. Hardwood floors are under most carpet. Room could be opened for an open concept. #10330644

Ottawa

$82,500

This two story home has four bedrooms, three baths and includes family room and separate dining room. Located in a small subdivision near Starved Rock State Park. Fireplace. Porch. Patio doors to upper deck. Seller will not complete any repairs to the subject property, either lender or buyer requested. The property is sold in AS IS condition. #10172480

Century 21 Windsor Realty

815-434-2122

Well maintained 1 owner 3 bedroom, 1 bath home on Ottawa’s south side. This tri-level features an eat-in kitchen, plus a family room with a wood burner converted to gas logs. McKinley School District. Located on a nice sized lot with a fenced-in back yard. A Must See! #10170088

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R EDU C

Ottawa

$72,000

This charming, cozy 2-3 bedroom home can be yours! All new gutters, downspouts, & window wraps. Newer furnace, water heater, & updated bath. Roof approximately 10 years old. Original hardwood floors on main level. Kitchen opens onto deck. All appliances included. Large 2 1/2 car garage. Home has much potential!. #10078140

Jennie Lamb

AC C E P

T ED O F

815-252-0127

F ER

Ottawa

$70,000

AC C E P

T ED O F

815-712-4351

F ER

Ottawa

$163,500

Kim Eddy

815-488-6889

S OLD

Ottawa

Oglesby

$79,500

815-288-6121

$79,500

Two unit in a residential area of Oglesby. Downstairs unit in one to two bedrooms with enclosed front porch, main floor laundry, and two car garage. Stove and refrigerator. Rent for $725 per month. Upstairs unit is one bedroom with a separate outside entrance and a one car garage. Stove, refrigerator, washer, and dryer. Rent for $500 per month. Currently vacant. All utilities are separate and tenants pay them. #09277744

Larry Windsor

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

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815-288-6121

AC C E P

Ottawa

$229,900

Jennie Lamb

815-252-0127

Move right in to this comfortable, spacious 3-4 bedroom brick ranch in established north side neighborhood. Totally renovated kitchen & baths. Kitchen has Quartz counter tops, new custom cabinetry, new flooring, and slate stainless steel appliances. Main bath has handicapped accessible ceramic shower with seating & built-in grab bar, Quartz counter top with double sinks & double medicine cabinets. Kitchen & 1/2 bath have beautiful vinyl plank flooring. Living room has beautiful built-in cabinetry. Large, private, wooded lot. #10046901

S OLD

Coal City

$39,900

Many possibilities in the two bedroom, 1 bath home on large lot(over 1/2 acre). Garage is a tear down. This property is eligible under the Freddie Mac First Look Initiative 05/08/2019 for owner occupied offers. Seller will not complete any repairs to the subject property, either lender or buyer requested. The property is sold in AS IS condition #10349007

Century 21 Windsor Realty

T ED O F

Earlville

$27,500

Lots of potential in this two bedroom, 1 bath home. Some basement windows newer. Seller will not complete any repairs to the subject property, either lender or buyer requested. The property is sold in AS IS condition. #10350172

Century 21 Windsor Realty

815-434-2122

$124,500

Ottawa

$129,500

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

F ER

Marseilles

$155,900

Danielle Jackson

815-712-4351

Bring your toys because this unique property is waiting for you. Nicely kept 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features a massive 3+ car garage / workshop that’s sure to keep any enthusiast happy. 16ft high garage door and high ceilings can easily accommodate boats, RV’s, enclosed trailers, an automotive lift or even a full semi cab with room to walk around. A spacious unfinished loft upstairs has separate accessbehindgarageandcould befinishedto suit yourneeds.Homehasscreenedin patio to enjoyviewsofbeautifully landscapedbluff. Well laid outfloorplanfeels roomy&comfortable loftstyle bedroomupstairswould makeperfecthomeoffice.Conveniently locatedjust minutesfromI-80andcloseproximityto TheCliffsoffRoadridingpark,I&Mcanal, StarvedRockState Park&Il inois/Foxrivers.#10138047

PENDIN

815-434-2122

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Ottawa

$280,000

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

Four bedroom, three bath home on 1.61 acres in Terra Cotta Subdivision with 28’x30’ attached garage. Large eat-in kitchen with all appliances has sliding glass door to deck and patio. Stone fireplace in living room. Den, bedrooms, full bath and laundry room on first floor. Large foyer with floor to ceiling glass, wood ceiling, and open stairs to second floor. Sauna off upstairs ball bath. Master bedroom has walk-in closet and private deck. Familyroominbasementwithbookshelvesandsecondfireplace.Basementalsohasa15’x29’recreationroom and additional paneled areas. Fireproof four drawer file cabinet will stay. Wallace School District. #10350710

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Ottawa

Charming one level duplex with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. You’ll love the open, split floor design which features a large family room, dining, and kitchen area. With the split floor plan, the master suite is on one side of the unit and the additional two bedrooms and bath are on the other. Gleaming hardwood floors in the family and dining rooms, six panel doors throughout, plenty of closet and storage space. Kitchen offersabreakfastbar;familyroomincludesagasfireplace.Mainlevellaundry.Fullbasementwithroughin bathroom for future finishing. Well maintained and move in ready! #10349733

Kim Eddy

815-488-6889

S OLD

Completely rehabbed three bedroom ranch on a 60’x160’ lot in north Ottawa. Eat-in kitchen. CA. Full basement could be finished for additional living space. #10276811

Larry Windsor

$99,500

Five bedroom, two bath renovated home conveniently located near downtown Ottawa. Room listed as a family room upstairs could be a possible six bedroom. Floors are mostly hardwood or laminate. Large front porch. Gas hot water heat. Property was once a two unit and could be converted back to a two unit if desired with outside stairs for private entrance to upstairs.#10332293

PENDIN

You’ll be impressed and must see this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Bright and open kitchen / dining area layout with cathedral ceiling. All appliances included. Recent updates include painted interior, washer and dryer 2015, dishwasher 2018, refrigerator 2013, water heater 2016, and reverse osmosis 2016. Wonderful vinyl fenced back yard with patio, deck, and 21 ft. 2017 heated pool. Heated 2 car garage. Convenient location near shopping, restaurants, park, and river. Charming inside and out! #10337842

S OLD

Ottawa

PENDIN

Come see the potential in this unique west side property. 2 beds / 2 baths on main level with a one bedroom / 1 bath apartment upstairs with separate exterior access. Main level could potentially be divided into 2 efficiency apartments. Large 2 car garage with loft is an added bonus. Home is in process of being cleaned out - current owners moving. Both levels need finishing work. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! #10339266

Danielle Jackson

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Marseilles

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$119,900

Well maintained, spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath duplex. Eat-in kitchen offers table with built-in bench & storage. All appliances plus washer & dryer stay. Dishwasher and microwave 2019. Sliding door to deck off family room plus second deck below. First floor laundry. Master suite has large walk-in closet and full bath. #10371093

Kim Eddy

Ottawa

815-488-6889

815-252-7108

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Ottawa

$62,500

Two bedroom home in move-in condition. Eat-in kitchen plus dining area combined with living room. Exterior painted and roof replaced approximately six years ago. Furniture is negotiable. #09999926

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

S OLD

One acre building site in Brittany Woods, an established country subdivision just west of Ottawa. Wallace Elementary School and Ottawa Township High School. #10345648

Ottawa

Many possibilities exist for developing this almost 4 acre site on Rt. 23 in south Ottawa. Several mature trees. Currently zoned A-2 but could possibly be changed. #09680557

$165,000

Larry Windsor

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

Ottawa

$200,000

Great opportunity to purchase this commercial building that includes an office, waiting room and restroom and attached to a 4 overhead door work space. 2 newer furnaces in work area. Great visible location on the N/W corner of Rt 6 and Rt 23. The business is not for sale. #10097422

Lee Pearlman

Five bedroom, two bath attractive home conveniently located on a corner lot near downtown Ottawa. Large eat-in kitchen plus formal dining room. Living room has electric fireplace and access to a screened patio. Main floor family room with decorative fireplace. Washer and dryer hookups on main floor. Hot water heat. Appliances included. #09985100

$22,000

815-228-6121

Meadow View Estates Marseilles $20,00 per lot

North Marseilles. Townhome lots and single family lots available. Separate water and sewer for each unit on townhome lots. Easy access to I-80. Agent Related.

Kim Eddy

815-488-6889

Crooked Creek Estates II Ottawa $30,000 per lot

Country living, near town location, 6 miles north of Ottawa. 2 creek lots available. Close to Rt. 23/I80. Agent related. Lower tax rate.

Kim Eddy

815-488-6889

WINDSOR REALTY Kim Eddy 815-488-6889

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John Hettel 815-228-0277

Jennie Lamb 815-252-0127

Linda Jones 815-712-7204

Lee Pearlman 815-252-7108

Mary Wiesbrock 815-481-2160

Larry Windsor 815-288-6121

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Prevent the hazard of overloaded electrical circuits (MS) - A home is a safe haven for its residents. No matter what’s going on at school or the office, many people know they can relax in comfort and safety when they arrive home at the end of a day. Safety at home is something that can be taken for granted until it’s too late. The National Fire Protection Association notes that each year more than 47,000 home fires in the United States are caused by electrical failure or malfunction. Overloaded electrical circuits are a frequent culprit in residential fires. Fortunately, overloaded circuits are preventable. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, the following are some potential indicators that circuits are overloaded. • Flickering, blinking or dimming lights • Frequently tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses • Warm or discolored wall plates • Cracking, sizzling or buzzing from receptacles • Burning odor coming from receptacles or wall switches • Mild shock or tingle from appliances, receptacles or switches.

Prevention is another key component when safeguarding a home and its residents from fires sparked by electrical failures of malfunctions.

appliances. • All major appliances should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet. Only one heat-producing appliance should be plugged into a receptacle outlet at any given time. • Consider adding new outlets to your home. Heavy reliance on extension cords indicates that your home does not have enough outlets. Bring in a qualified electrician to inspect your home to determine if more outlets are necessary. • Recognize that power strips only add additional outlets; they do not change the amount of power being received from the outlet.

The ESFI offers the following tips to prevent electrical overloads. • Never use extension cords or multi-outlet converters for

Fires sparked by electrical circuit overload pose a significant threat. Thankfully, such fires are preventable. Learn more at www.esfi.org.

Learning to recognize the signs of overloaded circuits is an important step in making homes safe, as the NFPA notes that home fires contribute to hundreds of deaths and more than 1,500 injuries each year. Such fires also hit homeowners in their pocketbooks, causing an estimated $1.4 billion in property damage annually.

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(MS) - When traveling overnight, travelers may have their minds on any number of things. Vacationers may be focused on fun in the sun, while the minds of business travelers may be preoccupied with important meetings. Few travelers may be thinking about bed bugs, even though hotels can be vulnerable to infestations of these unwelcome creatures. Bed bugs might be considered a pesky nuisance, but such a reputation overlooks their potential to cause serious harm. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, bed bugs can cause allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. The Mayo Clinic notes that anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that causes the immune system to release a flood of chemicals, potentially resulting in shock. During such reactions, blood pressure can drop suddenly and the airways can narrow, compromising a person’s ability to breathe. Bed bug infestations also can contribute to skin infections resulting from bites. Such infections may include impetigo, ecthyma and an infection of the lymph vessels known as lymphangitis. The presence of lymphangitis may indicate that a skin condition is worsening, potentially causing bacteria to spread into the blood and putting people’s lives in jeopardy. Bed bugs can infest hotels and other public places, including movie theaters. But they also can occur at home. Learning to recognize when bed bugs are present can help people avoid the uncomfortable and potentially unhealthy consequences of infestations.

• Red, itchy bites: The pest control company Terminix® notes that flat, red welts in zigzag lines or small clusters are indicative of bed bugs on humans. Bites, which may be left in straight rows as well, are often irritating, prompting many people to scratch them, which can lead to infection. Arms and shoulders, which many people tend to leave exposed while they sleep, are common areas for bed bugs to appear. • Discomfort sleeping: Bed bugs can be found in places other than beds, but they’re most often found in bed. Some people first suspect bed bug infestations after some restless nights of sleep. • Odor: Bed bugs might be tiny, but that does not mean they don’t smell. Terminix® notes that bed bugs release chemical substances known as pheromones. When released in large amounts, these pheromones can produce an odor reminiscent of a dirty locker room. • Stains on bedding: You might need a magnifying glass and/or flashlight to see the stains left by bed bugs, which tend to be rustcolored, reddish-brown or small and brown. These stains will appear after bugs have fed on humans and are typically seen near the corner or edges of the bed. Bed bug infestations can be uncomfortable and alarming. Learning to recognize signs of such infestations can help people evict these unwanted visitors from their homes.

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How to start exercising at home

A healthy diet and an active lifestyle are great ways to achieve a healthy weight and good overall health. Many people no doubt associate exercise with fitness centers and gym memberships. While gyms certainly are effective places to break a sweat, exercising at home can be an effective way to get fit as well. Working out at home may require some creativity, as even homeowners with gyms in their basements may not have as much equipment at their disposal as they would at a local fitness center. Body weight exercises Body weight exercises include push-ups, planks, squats, and lunges. Alternating incline and positioning of the body when performing some of these exercises is a great way to work various muscle groups. Body weight exercises do not necessarily require equipment, and that may disappoint some people. That’s because, with no added weight — and only one’s own body weight to provide resistance — it’s difficult for a person to challenge himself or herself effectively and gradually build up progress. Get outdoors for cardio A mix of cardiovascular activity, which puts a strain on the heart and lungs to build up stamina, can help shave off the pounds when paired with strength training exercises. Take to the great outdoors near home to get in a good cardio workout. Rally Health, a digital, data-based health advisory company, says that walking can constitute a cardio workout if one goes at a brisk pace of around three miles per hour. Walking on an incline also can constitute vigorous exercise that’s on par with running or biking, particularly when it’s a steep hill. Home-based cardio workouts also can include cycling, swimming in a backyard pool or playing a pickup sports game with the kids. Set up a home gym With a few barbells, dumbells and a weight bench, it’s easy to create a home gym in a basement or garage. Extra equipment, such as TRX resistance training equipment or an elliptical machine, can be added to make the gym more complete. A home gym also can be a place to do strength and stretching exercises like yoga or pilates. Many people find that they can effectively workout at home with little to no equipment necessary. With such convenience, individuals may find they make more time for exercise, which is an important component of a healthy lifestyle.

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