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Last Week for Free Leaf and Yard Waste Pickup

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Attention Lakeview! (And the rest of Chicago) — This is the final week in 2016 that the City will be offering their free leaf and yard waste pickup service. Chicago offers this complimentary service each fall. Residents can call 311 to schedule a pickup. “Yard waste should be left in the alley or at the curb for collection, and bagged separately …

Outdoor Appliance Buying Guide: Specialty Items

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By: Douglas Trattner Specialty appliances for outdoor kitchens are hot items but you’ll spend thousands of dollars for the added convenience. “There is a trend away from simple barbecue islands and to elaborate outdoor kitchens,” explains Mitch Slater, president of Danver, a manufacturer of outdoor kitchen cabinetry. “Homeowners want to be able to do outdoors all the food preparation that they …