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DuPage County’s Largest Flood Control Facility

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Elmhurst is home to DuPage County’s largest flood control facility: The Elmhurst Flood Control Facility, or what many Elmhurst residents know as the Salt Creek Quarry. DuPage County purchased the quarry from Elmhurst-Chicago Stone company in the early nineties for $36 billion to help alleviate flood concerns along Salt Creek. Another $28 million was invested […]

Are You Prepared to Entertain Old Man Winter?

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The mercury is dropping and it’s time to think about weatherizing your home. Tackle a task or two every weekend and you’ll be ready when the first snowflake falls. Safety first. Hire a professional to check your furnace if you skipped it in the spring. Don’t wait until you turn the switch and nothing happens. […]

10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

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As much as we wish the warm weather would hold out just a little longer, it’s hard to ignore the cold weather outside. As we get ourselves ready for winter by digging out our warm coats, hats, and gloves, we need to get our homes prepared for the season as well. Save money on energy […]