Sunday, January 6, 2013
The holidays are over and it's time to pack away decorations and ornaments. Here are some tips to ensure items are safe and sound for next year.
The holidays are over and if looking at those holiday decorations and their clutter is starting to make you crazy, the time may be right to pack them away for another year. While packing away items can be a tedious task, doing it right will ensure ornaments and other holiday collectibles stay safe for another year. The packing professionals at Two Men and a Truck have tips to ensure holiday items are stored safely. “Carefully packing and organizing items can prevent damage or even worse, breakage,” Paul Brown, franchisee of the location near Glen Ellyn and Wheaton said in a news release. “Take the time to make sure the job is carefully done in order to preserve decorations for next year.” Here are some safe packing tips from Two Men and a …
As temperatures drop, here are some tips for dressing to stay warm and safe for people and their pets.
When the temperatures begin to drop and your nose and toes feel cold, remember Mom's advice: Wear your hat and mittens. For those who plan to spend time outdoors in the cold, wearing the right clothing is key, according to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. To ensure time spent outside in winter is safe and fun, here are some tips for people and pets. “Bundling up against extreme cold might seem like simple common sense, but it’s important to protect yourself in mild winter weather, too,” John Roschay, an assistant manager and longtime district ranger, said in a news release. “Hypothermia can develop even with air temperatures above freezing, especially if you are chilled by wet clothing or sweat.” “Ice is building up on local…
Friday, December 7, 2012
The accident occurred Dec. 1 at William Street and Curtis Avenue in Joliet and resulted in the death of Luis Valladid.
Joliet police continue to seek information on a Dec. 1 hit-and-run accident theft a Crest Hill man dead. A bulletin was issued Friday asking the public for assistance in tracking down a small-to-midsize gray, silver or light blue vehicle with front-end damage and possibly windshield damage. The accident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. near the intersection of Curtis Avenue and William Street. Luis Valladid, 68, was struck and died two days later at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center. Valladid's wife, Carmen, with whom he was walking, was not injured but reported that the driver of the hit-and-run car got out of the vehicle, looked at her husband and then left, police said. She described the driver as a thin black man with gold teeth and …
Monday, November 26, 2012
This is Winter Storm Preparedness Month — takes steps now to be safe, and prepare your home to guard against weather damage such as ice dams.
Winter is nearly here, and in the Midwest, that can mean anything from mild conditions and little snow to Arctic blasts and accumulations of more than a foot. Regardless, experts say there is a good chance we will experience extreme winter weather sometime this the season, and they are urging residents to prepare now. Weather Advance Storm Center is predicting a much colder than average winter and some snow in the Chicago area and the upper Midwest. Severe winter weather can cause power outages, create dangerous driving conditions, not to mention dangerous wind-chill conditions. So the city is urging residents to have winter emergency kits for their homes and vehicles so they are prepared for winter’s worst. The Illinois Emergency …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
With the forecast for the rest of week calling for 90s and above, Romeoville cooling centers are open and tips for beating the heat are offered.
Hot enough for you? If you haven't heard that question enough yet this summer, get ready for Wednesday, Thursday and beyond. Say good-bye to open windows, balmy breezes and 57-degree nights and say hello to sweltering days, air-conditioned air and endless rounds of watering the flowers. As we head toward yet another stretch of 90-plus-degree days, the village of Romeoville has designated the Recreation Center at 900 W. Romeo Road and Fire Station No. 3 at 698 Birch Drive as cooling center. If a cooling center is needed after 9:30pm, residents should call the Romeoville Police Department at 815-886-2141. We appreciate your assistance in getting the word out and if you have elderly or disabled neighbors please check on them. For more …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Here are a few suggestions for how to get rid of the overabundance of candy in your house, which is just waiting for you to eat it.
Halloween may be over but, the holiday lingers with the candy it left behind. What are we to do with it all? Some parents let their kids have whatever they want. Others eat it for them! Still others will ration it – allowing themselves and their kids to have a piece or two daily until it runs out. Here are some other ways to consider getting rid of the candy so you and your family don’t end up eating it for the next few weeks. 1. Donate it to a local nursing home, homeless shelter or a charity for residents and staff to enjoy. 2. Freeze the chocolate candy. Out of sight, out of mind. It will take much longer to eat the loot when it’s tucked away in the freezer. Hey, you might even forget about it! 3. Be creative. You can make things out of…
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
There are common-sense things to do to avoid a lightning strike injury, such as staying out of the shower during a storm and turning off your computer.
Another week, another round of thunderstorms. It's easy to be cavalier until we're confronted by something like the violent storm that moved through Tuesday night or the storm of two weeks ago, which ignited three fires, including one at Southern Belle's Restaurant and Pancake House. In recognition of Lightning Awareness Week, which coincidentally happens to be this week, Plainfield Fire Protection District fire inspector MaryLudemann sent out these tips today: For more information, go to www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov.