Month: September 2020

Illinois Added More Than 4,000 New Coronavirus Cases Over Weekend

ILLINOIS — State health officials over the weekend announced more than 4,000 new cases of the coronavirus — 2,441 on Saturday and 1604 on Sunday — and another 39 deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. Saturday marked the 4th time in a week the state added more than 2,000 new cases in a single day.

The statewide totals now stand at 287,930 confirmed infections and 8,601 known deaths. Another 2,489 probable cases and 244 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Carroll County: 1 male 80s

  • Cook County: 1 male

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Dog Adoption Rates Have Sky-Rocketed. Here’s How to Bring Home You’re Own Furry Friend

Photo credit: Tony Garcia - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tony Garcia – Getty Images

From Woman’s Day

When a person decides it’s time to adopt a dog, they usually fall into one of two categories: They become so excited about the prospect of never-ending puppy snuggles they assume the entire process will be a cakewalk, or they’re so nervous and anxious they descend down a rabbit hole of Google searches and read a plethora of “how to adopt a pet” guides.

In reality, adopting a dog is a little bit of both: You’re excited, and scared, and nervous, and can’t wait to have a furry friend to

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50 Easy Ways To Make Money From Home

Whether you’re between jobs, a stay-at-home parent or just want to make some extra money without leaving the house, these work-from-home jobs can boost your income, helping you make ends meet, pay down debt or reach savings goals.

Legitimate work-from-home jobs do exist but beware of scams that require you to pay upfront for the chance to earn extra money.

Find out how you can easily make extra money from home.

Last updated: Sept. 24, 2020

1. Pet Sit

If you love animals, getting paid to watch other people’s pets is a dream job.

Sites like Rover connect pet sitters

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I Teamed Up With a Bunch of Strangers to Save Animals From the Oregon Wildfires. Here’s What I Witnessed in the Face of Tragedy


A chicken wanders through charred remains from the Beachie Creek Fire in Lyons, Oregon on Sep. 13, 2020.  Credit – Rob Schumacher—AFP/Getty Images

Pigs aren’t meant to be hoisted overhead by teenage girls and goats aren’t meant to be shoved through open windows, but when fire’s eating its way out of the woodlands into pastures and beasts balk at the barn door, proper loading protocol be damned. You get them into that horse trailer by any means necessary.

My neighbors and I wrangled livestock under a blood-red sky for four days and nights, skin glowing orange as sweaty shirtsleeves

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Homeward Trails Comes To The Rescue Of Homeless Dogs And Cats

FAIRFAX STATION, VA — Since Sue Bell founded Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in 2002, it has grown to become the largest private shelter in Northern Virginia. Last year, it took in 3,116 animals, making it 11th among the more than 400 shelters and rescues in Virginia.

“Our mission mostly is just to provide temporary and permanent homes for homeless dogs and cats in the D.C. region,” she said. “However, in the last five or six years we have also expanded our mission to do work and advocacy and legislation to promote more humane animal welfare policies and laws locally and

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