DEAR ABBY: My daughter received her tax refund recently. It amounted to $8,700. About $5,000 is for overpaying on taxes. About $3,000 is the child tax credit she receives for her two children. Read more
It was shocking, if not surreal. The email message was from a woman I never had met and whose name I recognized only because, a few months earlier, she mailed me a book she’d written.
Whatever your circumstances, you have a choice: You can default to live under them, or you can choose to do whatever it takes to rise above them, where the skies are calm and clear.
Dear Jill: When do you feel it is worth not buying the least expensive item? There are some things I feel are all relatively the same.
Dear Jill: I have had it with products downsizing. I haven’t seen this specific issue addressed, though.
Dear Jill: A pharmacy chain has bottles of acetaminophen on sale for $1.49 each or 4-for-$4. Obviously, the best move here is to buy four, but every time they have this sale, it goes fast.
Clearing out the Clutter
Pet of the Week
Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good technology classes or online learning resources for inexperienced seniors?
Dear Savvy Senior, How much does your claiming age affect your Social Security benefits, and what are the most popular ages people start taking their retirement benefits?
Q: I recently was gifted a 1979 Negrini moped. It has a 49cc, two-cycle engine. After some extensive cleaning it appears to be in good condition.
Q: The Illinois Tollway recently announced that cash tolls will no longer be used. People who don’t have a transponder and/or out-of-staters must pay within 14 days.
What's playing in theaters this weekend at Cinemark 10, Paramount Theatre and Meadowview Theatre.
What's happening locally this weekend, including 5Ks and live music.
Live theatre is back. At least, back online. With Governors State University’s Spring 2021 drama “bobrauschenbergAMERICA,” audiences can experience the excitement of live performance from the comfort of their homes.
Acting Out Theatre Co. is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is currently accepting video auditions for its summer 2021 show, “Ghost Light Cabaret.”
The Kankakee Valley Theatre Association is seeking directors for the 10-Minute Play Festival.
Applications are now available for Bourbonnais Has Talent, the American Idol-inspired talent show that takes place at the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival. This year’s festival takes place June 23 to 27.