• The Best De-Icing Agents

    "When addressing which product to use, attention needs to be given to product effectiveness, potential of remedial damage to trees, grasses and bedding plants, and water runoff into these areas as well as, streams, ponds and water ways. Also, considerations must be given to, deterioration and corrosive effects of these agents on concrete, asphalt, metals and other building products they will be in contact with..."

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    ComEd's 10 Ways to Save During a Cold Snap

    When extreme cold hit our communities last week, our first priority was to keep the power flowing to make sure our customers stayed warm and safe. But we also know that for customers like you who use electric heat, when very cold weather sets in, it can impact your energy bill. With that in mind, here are some tips and tools that could help you control your energy use and manage your bills when temperatures drop: Set your thermostat to 68°F when you are home and have the heat on.* If your[...]

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    Heating Tips This Winter

    "Year after year, many homeowners find themselves surprised when their first heating bill arrives. The frugal-minded tend to turn to extra blankets and multiple layers in lieu of paying expensive heating bills, but at the end of the day, you should be comfortable in your own home. With a little knowledge and a few behavior tweaks, you can heat your home much more efficiently, without sacrificing your comfort or your hard-earned paycheck..."

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    Extreme Cold Weather Tip: From Our Friends at Perma-Seal

    The extreme cold temperatures over the next few days may cause your home's sump pump discharge line to freeze. If you have a sump pump discharge line that extends above grade or below grade, but does not have a Perma-Seal Ice Guard fitting or similar air gap, your discharge line may be susceptible to freezing. Warmer temperatures (into the 40 degrees) following this week's cold snap may cause your sump pump to cycle on and if the discharge line(s) are blocked[...]

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    Home Improvement for 2019

    "Remodelers across the country took a hit last summer as the cost of building materials spiked dramatically, and the picture for 2019 isn't much rosier. The percentage of return on investment (ROI) is projected to trend downward..."

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    Toys for Tots 2018

    Thank you to all of our generous Advocate staff members at all three offices, as well as the companies and organizations who donated and/or collected toys with us this year.Another successful Marine Toys for Tots campaign for Advocate! By the time I was finished collecting toys from support organizations, the Santa Fe was filled to capacity with bags of toys. I dropped off 12 large bags at the DuPage Toys for Tots warehouse this morning. - Advocate Team Member

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    1010 Lakeshore Association Case Law

    As you may recall, in its 1010 Lake Shore Association decision, the Illinois Supreme Court held that a condominium association’s lien for unpaid assessments is not extinguished through a foreclosure until the purchaser has made a post-sale assessment payment, as required by Section 9(g)(3) of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. However, a question remained as to when a payment must be made to be considered “prompt” and thus confirm extinguishment of the lien...

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    Our Naperville Office is getting ready for the holidays by decorating personal stockings for our office tree! We can't wait to share the Christmas spirit with all of our visitors.

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    15 Unexpected Ways to Keep Your House Warm This Winter

    As the temperature starts to take a dip, there are some simple things you can do to cut back on heating bills. Beyond replacing old windows and increasing insulation, here are 15 unexpected ways you can keep your house warm this winter.

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    Top 10 Most Expensive Mistakes You’re Making on Your Home

    Homes cost a lot of money to maintain. But are you spending extra money unnecessarily on upkeep? Here are the 10 most expensive mistakes you could be making in your home...

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